Nottingham Forest allowed Mohamed Drager to join FC Luzern on loan during the January transfer window, ending a bizarre six months on Trentside.
The Tunisia international checked in at the club in August at the same time as Braian Ojeda, who arrived from Paraguayan outfit, Olimpia.
He was signed with the club in desperate need of a right-back. Fin Back was being asked to play and at 18-years-old he proved an extremely raw option.
Shortly after Drager has been signed, Forest added Djed Spence to their ranks. He has been a revelation and the 25-year-old hasn’t been able to get a look in.
The former Olympiacos performer headed out on loan as a rarely-seen member of the Forest squad.
His only appearance in the squad came during a 0-0 draw with West Brom and on that occasion, he remained on the bench.
Spence has become undroppable and loaning Drager out to play some football looks to have been a masterstroke.
He’s taken to life at Luzern really well and in three games for his new club, he’s already scored twice and registered one assist.
Luzern are fighting against relegation and right now they sit one place above Lausanne Sport who are bottom of the league.
Does Drager have a future at Forest?
It really does seem unlikely. Although Spence won’t be at Forest next season, the Reds added Richie Laryea in January and he looks like a long-term replacement.
Back is also in the ranks and he will come good in the future for the Reds.
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Signing Drager always seemed like a strange one. He checked in from Evangelos Marinakis’ other club, Olympiacos and naturally the cynics were out in full force.
Hopefully, these signings can become a thing of the past.
If Drager continues to star at Luzern, a permanent deal could make perfect sense for all parties.