Nottingham Forest are open to letting Richie Laryea leave the club on loan this summer, according to The Athletic.

The former Toronto FC defender arrived at Forest in January for £840,000 but he’s failed to make his mark in England.

In truth, Laryea has been rarely seen based on the success of Steve Cooper’s team since he checked in on Trentside.

The head coach had a settled side as they went on a remarkable run of form which ended with Forest claiming a place in the Premier League.

Forest letting Laryea leave
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Laryea made just five appearances for the Reds and now he’s set to be loaned out ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

The 27-year-old is craving regular football. Canada have qualified for the World Cup and he will want to ensure he’s sharp ahead of the tournament.

MLS interest looks rife. Vancouver and Dallas are just two of the club to emerge as potential suitors to take him on loan.

European interest is thought to be evident too, although a move to the MLS does make a lot of sense.

Prior to signing for Forest, he made 83 appearances for Toronto and before that he played 21 times for Orlando City.

Forest open to letting Laryea leave and it’s the right decision

Given his age, the man with 28 international caps doesn’t really fit the criteria for being young and still developing.

As a result, he will want to be playing regular football; especially ahead of the World Cup that takes place in Qatar.

It’s hard to see where Laryea fits in at Forest in the future. He did sign a contract until 2025 but he will be way down the pecking order next season.

Forest letting Laryea leave
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The Reds have added Neco Williams and Giulian Biancone in the pecking order, whilst Cooper may decide to add another right-back.

Letting Laryea leave on loan makes perfect sense.

Likewise, if a club offers a decent fee for him, it’s not beyond the realms of reality that Forest may consider a sale.

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