Loic Mbe Soh could leave Nottingham Forest after Fenerbahce made an approach to sign the defender before their transfer deadline.

Forest’s squad is looking pretty hefty after a summer of spending, and some may need to leave the City Ground in the coming days.

The English transfer window is closed at the moment though and that means anybody leaving will have to head to nations like Turkey or Greece, where the window is still open.

Whilst fans may expect Forest’s fringe players to join Olympiacos, defender Mbe Soh may actually be heading for Turkey…

Loic Mbe Soh could leave Nottingham Forest

FotoSpor over in Turkey report that Fenerbahce have made a late, late offer to sign Mbe Soh.

It’s unclear whether the deal would be a loan or permanent switch but the French defender could be on the move.

The transfer window shuts in Turkey later today so Fenerbahce are rushing to get a deal done.

The report claims that Forest have given permission for Mbe Soh to hold talks with Fenerbahce through his father.

A late move is now in the offing with Mbe Soh unlikely to play much of a role under Steve Cooper this season.

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Mbe Soh, 21, joined Forest from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2020 and arrived with real expectation after making three league appearances for the French giants.

The defender has only managed 11 first-team appearances for Forest and that isn’t going to change in the Premier League.

Mbe Soh would realistically play as a right-sided centre back in Cooper’s back three, but Forest already have Joe Worrall and Giulian Biancone in that area.

It was a surprise that Mbe Soh was still at the City Ground beyond the English deadline and some have wondered whether a stint at Olympiacos in the offing.

Instead it’s Fenerbahce moving for Mbe Soh, meaning he could join up with Michy Batshuayi – the man who saw a late move to Forest fall through last week.

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