Nottingham Forest outcast Claudio Yacob is eyeing a return to former employers Racing, according to a report from One Football.

The Argentine hasn’t played for Forest since a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in April and could leave the club in January.

A 32-year-0ld midfielder, Yacob has made just 17 appearances for the Reds in just over a year and isn’t in Sabri Lamouchi’s plans.

For a player who has 160 Premier League games under his belt, it is perhaps surprising that Yacob hasn’t had more of an impact.

Claudio Yacob – (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Now it would appear that the combative midfielder is ready to bring an end to his days playing in English football altogether.

He told One Football: “I would like to be able to go back to Racing and play in a new circumstance that Racing lives today, like the Copa Libertadores. I would love to have that challenge in Racing and that my children see me.

“If there is the possibility we would analyse it with very good eyes.”

Yacob began his career with the Argentinean outfit. He scored seven goals and registered two assists during 142 appearances for the club.


Racing Club are currently sixth in the league having lost just once this season.

It remains to be seen whether or not the club themselves will make a bid to sign the Forest midfielder but his days at the City Ground do look increasingly numbered.

Trick missed?

There is perhaps an argument that Forest have missed something of a trick with Yacob.

The determined player has always done a job for the Reds when called upon and his drop down the pecking order is somewhat strange.

The 32-year-old is comfortable on the ball, has bags of experience and is capable of performing a number of midfield roles.

Claudio Yacob (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

There is perhaps a sense that Yacob’s heart hasn’t quite been in his move to Forest and perhaps one eye has always been fixed on returning to his homeland at some point.

Yacob has two caps for Argentina and is out of contract at the City Ground during next summer.

Forest released Alex Milosevic this week and that proves that Forest aren’t afraid to be ruthless when it comes to their fringe players.

If something can be fixed up for Yacob in January it is fair to say it would suit all parties.

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