A report has explained that Nottingham Forest player Richie Laryea is unlikely to have a future at the football club. The Reds defender is currently on loan at Toronto FC where he will remain until July.
The Reds signed Laryea from the Canadian MLS franchise in January 2022. He found first-team football hard to come by at the City Ground and has made just five appearances for the club.
A Canada international, Laryea was a little bit unlucky during 2022/23. He signed with big things expected, however, Djed Spence proved an immovable object in the team and spent the season bang in form.
That made regular football impossible for Laryea. His only start for the Reds actually came on the final day of the 2021/22 campaign against Hull and the 28-year-old played pretty well.
Now, The Athletic has claimed that the future looks pretty bleak for Laryea at Forest. The club maintained their status as a Premier League football club and that will mean bad news for several players.
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Laryea is a bit of a stalwart at Toronto FC. He’s enjoying another fine campaign in the MLS and he must be hoping that the club he signed for Forest from can agree on a permanent transfer with the Reds.
Laryea unlikely to have a future at Forest
This does make perfect sense to be honest. Laryea won’t be getting a crack at the City Ground any time soon, with Serge Aurier and Neco Williams ahead of him in the pecking order.
At 28, he needs regular game time. Laryea will have a desire to keep playing regularly for Canada and in order to do that, he needs to be turning out for a club more often than not.
Forest signed 30 players over two transfer windows during the 2022/23 campaign. Now that Premier League football has been secured, several players will need offloading, with the squad bloated.
Laryea’s time has come. He probably goes down as the right player at the wrong time for the Reds and moving him out of the club on a permanent basis makes a great deal of sense this summer.