Nottingham Forest wanted Romain Saiss in the summer and he’s already left the club that he chose to join instead of the Reds.
Fabrizio Romano has claimed this afternoon that the player has been on the move again. He’s joined Al-Shabab on loan after failing to make an appearance for Al-Sadd.
Forest were keen on signing the player from Besiktas. He’d spent a single season in Turkey, making 26 appearances after ending a long association with Wolves.
Steve Cooper was thought to be keen on a cut-price deal for the defender. The 33-year-old has previously played 206 times for Wolves and a move back to England was on the cards.
Forest had bigger fish to fry though. They signed Brazilian wonderkid Murillo and Andrew Omobamidele on transfer deadline day and they won’t rue not signing Saiss.
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It’s easy to see why Forest did pursue the defender though. He starred at the World Cup as Morocco made history by becoming the first African nation to reach the last four.
Saiss has already left his current club following Forest interest
The experienced player would have been a sound addition to the ranks but only as a backup option. Forest do have a number of central defenders and perhaps a lack of football would have been evident.
Something has clearly been amiss with Al-Sadd. He only signed for them earlier this summer but already he’s gone out on loan to another Saudi Arabian club.
Saiss will clearly see this move as one that will give him more game time. At Forest, he would have probably played very little football and clearly, that’s his main priority right now.