Richie Laryea arrived at Nottingham Forest in January and this afternoon it seemed as though the player was seeking an exit.
One Soccer reported that the 27-year-old was pushing for a return to Toronto FC despite only recently leaving.
Laryea signed for Forest after admitting it was a dream of his to sample a taste of European football.
Getting into the team hasn’t been easy and it hasn’t been helped by the fact he was called up for international duty in February.
Laryea has only been in one of Steve Cooper’s squads on two occasions against Blackburn and in the FA Cup against Leicester.
Otherwise, he’s been forced out of the reckoning and with Djed Spence in form, his chances of football have been limited.
Olympic medalist and ex-Canadian football international Kaylyn Kyle has now quashed the reports as nonsense.
Laryea wanting to leave would have seemed somewhat bizarre.
He’s literally been at the club a matter of weeks and after a long MLS season, it was always going to be hard for him to come straight in.
With plenty of games left, it does seem likely that Laryea will be needed before the season is out.
Forest need to keep Laryea around
It’s quite interesting that this report emerged in the first place given he’s only just signed.
Forest need to keep him around the place too given that Cooper is short of full-backs.
Djed Spence has managed to keep himself fit all season but Forest felt the absence of Max Lowe earlier in the campaign.
Laryea looks like an ideal player for a Cooper style of play and he could be a similar type of player to that of Spence and Lowe.
This potential move getting rubbished is a good thing and now Laryea will be focused on getting into the team.