Arijanet Muric is a name that still sends shivers down the spine of Nottingham Forest supporters.

He arrived on loan from Manchester City ahead of the 2019/20 campaign but quickly lost his place in the team.

Two massive errors during an opening day 2-1 loss to West Brom set the alarm bells ringing early into his City Ground career.

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Now it would seem he’s struggling again.

Muric is on loan at Willem II in the Eredivisie after a brutal spell on loan at Girona during the first half of the season.

He played just six games in all competitions for the Spanish second tier side and was sent back to City in January.

Now, he’s trying to kick-start his career in Holland – and the early signs aren’t overly positive.

Although he kept a clean sheet against Sparta at the weekend, he has shipped 12 goals three other appearances.


After a 5-0 thrashing to Feyenoord and a 6-0 defeat to FC Utrecht, Muric became only the seventh goalkeeper in history to concede 11 goals during their first two games for a single club.

His form certainly won’t surprise too many Reds supporters.

He was erratic from the off on Trentside, proving calamitous, slow off his line and static when it came to shotstopping.

The man who earns £20,000-a-week at City managed just five games before being ousted from the team by Brice Samba.

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At 22 time looks to be ticking at the Etihad for Muric, despite the fact he’s under contract until 2024.

Pep Guardiola will hope the man he rates highly can come good but it needs to happen soon.

Forest are in safe hands with Samba between the posts and Muric’s spell won’t live fondly in the memory of supporters.

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