Released Nottingham Forest player Yuri Ribeiro has managed to hook himself up with a new club. The Portuguese left-back has penned a three-year deal with Legia Warsaw.

The 24-year-old departed the City Ground at the end of last season. He ended a two-year association with the football club and has been forced to wait patiently to sign with a new club.

Ribeiro did have an offer from England. Championship outfit Reading were keen and reportedly offered the left-back a contract at the Madejski Stadium.

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His new club have ambitions of playing in the Europa League next season. They face Slavia Prague on Thursday with the scoreline poised at 2-2 from the first leg.


They’ve already been dumped out of the Champions League by Dinamo Zagreb. Given their credentials to win the Polish top-flight, however, Ribeiro will hope to taste that competition next season.

The flying performer was a popular figure at the City Ground. Ribeiro left having played 57 times for Forest across his two-year spell.

During the 2019/20 campaign, he was a regular in the team under Sabri Lamouchi. It seemed as though Forest had landed themselves a gem, although things quickly went south.

Reports claimed that Ribeiro refused a move to Olympiacos and that did see him briefly frozen out of the team.

Last season, he made 25 appearances under Hughton but struggled after a slow start to the campaign and a short pre-season.

Will Forest miss Ribeiro?

There are some contrasting messages regarding Ribeiro. He did an interview in April in which he claimed that he wanted to return home, citing that he’d consider offers abroad.

Maybe had a contract been forthcoming, however, he would have committed his future to Forest. The Reds’ loss is now certainly Legia Warsaw’s gain.

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With Gaetan Bong the only fit left-back on Trentside, it’s fair to say Forest are missing him.

The clock is now ticking towards the end of the transfer window and Forest have to move quickly to find themselves a replacement for Ribeiro.

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