Some rather worrying news has emerged for Nottingham Forest regarding striker Nuno Da Costa who has spent the season on loan in Belgium.

The talisman agreed to spend the year with Royal Excel Mouscron after failing to make an impact at the City Ground.

Now, a report by Paper Jam has seemingly suggested that Mouscron won’t have the relevant funds to make the signing permanent in the summer.

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The club were relegated at the weekend and the future looks bleak for the football club.

Main shareholder Gerard Lopez has claimed that he is unable to offer any financial guarantees for next season and could relinquish their professional status.

That would surely end their ability to sign Da Costa on a permanent deal and with that in mind, he will return to Forest.

He has found the net six times during 28 appearances for the Belgian outfit, also registering two assists.

That hasn’t proved a great return and subsequently he’s been unable to keep the team in the division.

State of play

With Mouscron unlikely to now trigger a clause in their loan agreement to sign him permanently, a move back to Forest looks likely.

If the Reds can’t find a buyer for the player then another loan move could be on the cards for the 30-year-old.

Da Costa failed to find the net during 13 appearances for the Reds and still has two years to run on his deal.

He signed for the football club in January 2020 for a fee in the region of £1.8 million from Strasbourg.

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Chris Hughton will want to strengthen in the summer and might have banked on raising funds with the sale of Da Costa.

Now, Mouscron’s situation has thrown the move into jeopardy and the Reds must play a waiting game once more.

There seems little chance of him earning a reprieve at the City Ground and Forest must act to find him another club.

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