Samba Sow departed Nottingham Forest this week and he’s taken to Instagram to send an emotional message to the club’s supporters.
The midfielder has been released at the end the two-year contract he signed ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Sow arrived at the City Ground from Dinamo Moscow, costing the club £640,000. In total he made 42 appearances for the Reds.
Frankly, he made a mockery of the price-tag, although struggled to stay fit for consistent periods.
After his departure this week he’s sent a message to the club’s supporters.
Sow’s time at Forest petered out into a frustrating period, with injury crippling his progress once more.
He made just one squad since January, playing just 16 times during 2020/21.
The season previous was far more fruitful for Sow. He struck up a stunning partnership with Ben Watson and very nearly helped Forest to the play-offs.
Given that he finished the 2020/21 campaign, it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up next.
A club in England seems unlikely and his body does seem to have let him down with the demands of English football.
A move back overseas looks most likely and his quality shown at Forest should earn him another deal.
Sow leaves City Ground: Should Forest have given him fresh terms?
Extending his contract would have represented a massive risk to Nottingham Forest.
His injury problems have been far too frequent and it’s impossible not to feel sorry for the lad.
When called upon he’s been really effective and he has offered something to the squad.
Sow’s departure does leave Forest short in midfield but there will be better players available this summer.
His combative style and robust challenges are what he’ll be best remembered for at the City Ground.
Ultimately, the time was right to let him leave, however, and he departs with supporters’ best wishes.