Nottingham Forest defender Cyrus Christie has issued an emotional message to the club’s supporters after his loan spell came to an end.
The Reds’ right-back will now return to Fulham and will wait to see what the future holds.
Christie checked in at the City Ground during the summer transfer window. He was a regular in the team and made 44 appearances for the club.
His message on Instagram does perhaps suggest that a permanent deal hasn’t been mentioned.
Christie’s comments make his Forest spell sound like a closed book and it’ll be interesting to see where he does end up next season.
After yesterday’s game he took to social media to speak of his pride at getting the chance to turn out for the football club.
Is this the end for Christie?
His comments would certainly suggest that it’s looking like he won’t be back on Trentside next season.
Forest will make wholesale changes to their squad this summer but right-back might not be an area which needs strengthening.
The Reds will welcome back Jordan Gabriel into their ranks and Carl Jenkinson will still be under contract next season too.
Christie is out of contract at Fulham but the Cottagers do hold an option to hand him a one-year extension.
With Scott Parker’s men set to drop back into the Championship, Christie could earn a reprieve at Craven Cottage.
It does seem as though the 28-year-old won’t be back at the City Ground and that perhaps isn’t a bad thing.
Christie has been better since the turn of the year but he does earn £20,000-a-week at Fulham and Forest are unlikely to offer such a salary to a full-back.
The Reds will need recruits but perhaps Christie won’t be one of them.