Richie Laryea is leaving Nottingham Forest and is set for a swift return to Toronto FC back in his native Canada.

Forest’s summer spending spree was always going to push some players out of the City Ground – even with many loanees being replaced.

We had seen the likes of Brice Samba, Tobias Figueiredo, Xande Silva and Jayden Richardson leave Forest in recent weeks whilst Ethan Horvath, Tyrese Fornah and Jonathan Panzo are among those to go out on loan.

It now looks like another player is leaving Forest very soon – and it’s one we have barely seen pull on the famous red shirt.

Richie Laryea is leaving Nottingham Forest

Forest pounced to sign Richie Laryea in January, paying around $1million (£820,000) to sign the right back from Toronto FC.

Djed Spence was nailed down as Forest’s first-choice right back or right wing back, but Laryea was snapped up as cover and competition.

The 27-year-old has impressed in Major League Soccer with Toronto and even Orlando City, but it just hasn’t worked out at Forest.

Laryea started just one game for Forest last season and managed just 117 Championship minutes.

With Neco Williams snapped up and Giulian Biancone capable of playing as a right wing back if needed, Laryea was always likely to head out on loan.

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The Toronto Sun now report that Toronto are closing in on a deal to bring Laryea back to Canada.

A deal is thought to be on the verge of completion with Laryea completing a very swift return to his former club.

The World Cup is just around the corner and Laryea will be looking to absolutely nail down his spot in the Canada squad.

Laryea won’t receive the playing time he needs with Forest and a loan move away makes perfect sense for all parties.

A loan seems to be the move for Laryea, but Forest may hope to move him on permanently in 2023 after failing to really break through since his January move.

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