Nottingham Forest defender Willy Boly has received an offer from the Saudi Arabian Premier League. The Ivorian has a year to run on his existing deal and is now being courted.

The Reds stayed up on the penultimate day of the campaign. They beat Arsenal 1-0 at the City Ground and it proved to be a mission accomplished from a Forest perspective.

Forest Boly
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Boly was a standout performer across the campaign – when he was fit enough to play. He signed for £2.5 million after helping Wolves win promotion and then establish as a Premier League club.

Now, The Telegraph claims that he’s being courted by clubs in Saudi Arabia; with the player receiving an offer. It does seem to make sense somewhat, given that he has just a year to run.

Boly is a seasoned performer. He’s played for Wolves and Porto during his career and has a brilliant pedigree as a proven central defender.

Last season, his experience was absolutely vital as Forest avoided relegation. Given that he didn’t cost the Reds much in the way of a transfer fee, he proved a very shrewd signing.

Boly made 15 appearances for Forest over the course of the 2022/23 campaign. He scored a single goal against Wolves in the Carabao Cup.

Forest star Boly subject of Saudi Arabia interest

Football is booming in Saudi Arabia and the finances on offer are turning heads. Boly does only have a single year to run on his existing deal and perhaps he’d consider this move.

Boly is one of several Premier League players to have received an offer but Forest need him. Now, it looks as though the Reds will face an anxious period to discover whether they will poach a player who could still do a job.

Forest Boly
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The 32-year-old will remain a very important player next season. He has the backing of Steve Cooper and he’s likely to start the 2023/24 campaign as one of the club’s first-choice central defenders.

Forest will hope that this interest dies off. Boly needs to be kept at Forest and hopefully, he will honour the contract that he’s got that runs until next summer.

The player may well have his head turned by Saudi Arabia. If he does decide to pursue the offer, however, Forest will surely be doing their utmost to sign a replacement.

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