Rodrigo Ely has confirmed on Twitter that he’s no longer a Nottingham Forest player. The central defender failed to make a single appearance for the Reds during a six-month spell.

Ely checked in on a free transfer in September. He left Alaves at the end of the 2020/21 campaign and was keen to rediscover himself following a serious knee injury.

Sadly, the player has never recovered from a number of injury setbacks. He has been training with the Forest first team, although the signing of Steve Cook has shunted him down the pecking order.

Forest Ely
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Ely arrived with a bit of promise. He boasts AC Milan on his CV, although injury also robbed him of a chance to impress there too as he made just four appearances.

The 28-year-old never made a Forest squad. He didn’t even get the chance of a run-out at under-23 level with Andy Reid’s team.

Steve Cooper clearly wants to make some room in his squad. He was often quizzed about Ely during press conferences but ultimately he’s failed to prove his fitness.

Ely departs on a free transfer and will now be able to join another club in due course as a free agent.

What has Ely said to the Forest fans?

The Brazilian has sent a heartfelt message to the Forest fan base. He has suggested that he’s been training with his teammates but perhaps he’s been told his chances of playing are limited.

He has basically said that merely training isn’t enough and he’ll now go all out to make a fist of things at another club.

Forest fans won’t have too many complaints about this. Ely has failed to make a single appearance and the Reds have to avoid more signings of this nature.

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