Nottingham Forest are considering accepting loan offers for Carl Jenkinson and Tendayi Darikwa, with Sabri Lamouchi keen to streamline his squad.
The Reds have added 12 new players this season and with that in mind, the club must now work round the clock to get players out the door.
According to The Sun on Sunday (27/09/2020; page 61), the two right-backs will be allowed to leave on loan if offers are forthcoming.
Jenkinson started against Cardiff City last weekend but wasn’t even on the bench on Friday as Forest lost at Huddersfield.
He arrived at the City Ground for £2 million in the summer of 2019 and has made 11 appearances for the Reds.
Jenkinson doesn’t really suit the narrative of the modern-day full-back who bombs forward and assists with attacks.
With that in mind, it’s understandable why Lamouchi is considering allowing him to leave on a temporary basis.
Darikwa on the other hand perhaps does come as a surprise purely because he’d represent decent backup to new arrival Cyrus Christie.
Darikwa signed for the Reds in 2017 from Burnley, costing the Reds £1 million.
The Zimbabwe international has played 63 times for the Reds and has always given his all for the Forest cause.
NFN Verdict – Jenkinson is understandable but Darikwa can do a job
Darikwa has been a decent servant to the Reds and offloading him would be a little bit baffling.
The 28-year-old is an adequate backup for Christie and could still do a job for the Reds.
Jenkinson hasn’t really made the grade at Forest and getting rid of him wouldn’t come as a major surprise.
It would seem that if both players do leave before the window closes that Jordan Gabriel will be tasked with acting as a backup for Christie for the 2020/21 campaign.