Nottingham Forest have had some weird and wonderful foreign imports in recent years, with Miguel Angel Guerrero one of them.
The striker checked in from Olympiacos ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and was expected to bolster the Forest ranks.
Things didn’t really go according to plan though. After making his debut as a substitute against Cardiff, he would feature in just 10 more games before leaving in January.
Guerrero started just four times for the Reds. Furthermore, he failed to register a single goal contribution and joined Rayo Vallecano in January 2021.
The 31-year-old scored once for the Spanish second-tier outfit and made a free transfer move to Ibiza during the summer.
On Saturday he scored his first goal for his new club as they won 2-1 against FC Cartagena.
It’s perhaps bizarre for a striker but the goal was his first since February 2021 which for a striker is absolutely abysmal.
Forest signed him on a free transfer after he’d scored 16 goals in 62 appearances for the Greek champions and as a backup to Lewis Grabban it looked as though he might do a job.
Ultimately, that never transpired. He was largely ineffective for the Reds and the club did well to get him off the wage bill as quickly as they did.
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Thankfully, Evangelos Marinakis has now put people in place at Forest who know what it takes to get results in the Championship.
The signing of Guerrero seemed odd from the outset. He was past the peak of his powers and he never looked like being a capable Championship player.
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His goal at the weekend was his first for over a year and that in itself speaks volumes.
With Dane Murphy and Steve Cooper now in place at Forest, hopefully signing players like Guerrero can now become a thing of the past.