Mohamed Drager is set to leave Nottingham Forest on a permanent basis this summer without playing a single game. The Reds signed the Tunisian prior to the 2021/22 campaign when Chris Hughton was the manager.

The 26-year-old spent last season on loan with FC Luzern. It was the second time he’s joined that particular club on a temporary deal, with The Athletic now claiming a permanent deal is in the offing.

Forest Drager
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During 2022/23, the right-back made 33 appearances, scoring three goals and registering three assists in the Swiss top division. He was a regular in the Luzern team and they could land him permanently.

Forest have had some bizarre signings down the years but this might just top the lot. It’s thought that George Syrianos, who was sacked last year, was instrumental in bringing Drager to the football club.

Although he signed from Olympiacos, Drager caught the eye playing for Freiburg in Germany. It was there where Syrianos spotted him and he felt that he’d be a useful addition to the Forest ranks.

The player proved a pretty awful signing by the club. He wasn’t used at all by Chris Hughton and even when Steve Cooper was appointed he failed to impress, making the matchday squad just once.

Drager set to leave Forest this summer

There can’t be a team in the country that goes through players without them even playing quite like Forest. Hwang Ui-jo and Josh Bowler could both also leave the City Ground this summer without pulling on a Forest shirt.

Drager will go down as one of the most bizarre signings in recent memory. He came with a pretty decent reputation when he signed but for whatever reason, he’s been unable to prove himself.

Forest Drager
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It would be the best move for all parties if the player left the City Ground this summer. It would now seem as though FC Luzern are keen to sign him and hopefully a deal can be struck before the new season starts.

Hopefully, things can start to change on the transfer front. Okay, not every signing works out in football but now the Reds are a Premier League outfit they have to start taking a more meticulous approach to recruitment.

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