Nottingham Forest are still trying to offload Harry Arter, according to The Athletic. Whilst he remains at the club, he could be used to help the development of the club’s under-21 squad.

The Reds midfielder is training with the development squad on a daily basis. Therefore, the club have decided that he can be given some responsibility whilst he remains at the City Ground.

There is a problem when it comes to Arter leaving the club. Forest were forced into adding another year onto his deal following promotion, whilst the player also received a pay increase.

Forest trying to offload Arter
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That seems remarkable to the extreme. Arter already reportedly earns around £38,000-a-week and hasn’t kicked a ball for the Reds since January 2021.

The 32-year-old has made just 14 appearances for the Reds. It’s fair to say that things didn’t go particularly well for him at the City Ground and he spent the second half of last season at Notts County.

Arter was expected to be a stellar signing when he was added from Bournemouth when Sabri Lamouchi was in charge.

Sadly, things never worked out. He looked way off the pace in every game he played and Forest seemingly signed him a couple of years past his very best.

Forest trying to offload Arter and they must get it done

It’s good that Forest are looking to try and get Arter off their books. The player is stealing a wage right now and at least the club have put him to good use whilst he remains on Trentside.

Arter needs to head off elsewhere. At 32, he could be impacting another club and he’s still good enough to be playing regular games somewhere.

Forest trying to offload Arter
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The Reds are busy trying to finalise their squad before the transfer window closes. It would be a shame should the window shut and Arter remain at Forest.

Still, the club is working hard behind the scenes. Offloading Arter perhaps isn’t a priority right now but hopefully, something can be done in the coming weeks.

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