Yuri Ribeiro has been explaining to Portuguese TV channel TVI24 why he’s set to leave Nottingham Forest
The left-back is out of contract at the City Ground and looks set to walk away after two years at the club.
Ribeiro often found himself on the fringes during 2020/21 with Gaetan Bong and Tyler Blackett in competition for a place.
Now, Ribeiro has lifted the lid on why he’s set to walk away from Forest during a recent interview.
He told TVI24: “My contract will end in a month and a half and I will not continue, I think. I need other challenges.
“I feel that Forest can return to the Premier League, it has conditions for that, but there are things to fix.
“I miss home, mainly because we are going through this pandemic. This was the year that had the most players returning to Portugal. It is a determining aspect.
“I will be happy to return to Portugal, but I feel that I can do different things abroad. I am prepared for everything and welcome good invitations.”
Should Ribeiro be staying?
Probably, although it seems as though he holds a strong desire to head back to his roots.
Ribeiro should get himself a club in Portugal and his time at Forest has proved relatively successful.
He was a first-team regular under Sabri Lamouchi signing last season and quickly became a fan favourite.
During 2020/21, his form has been frustrating and clearly Forest fancy being able to attract a better left-back.
Forest are in desperate need of a clear-out but not handing Ribeiro new terms might prove to be a mistake.
Either way, it would seem as though the 24-year-old has made his mind up and the challenge for Forest now is to find a replacement.
Ribeiro was at a nice age to improve and he always gave his all when called upon by the Reds.
When his departure is confirmed he will leave the City Ground with the best wishes of the supporters.