Nottingham Forest verified18 players to depart in CRUEL clear-out including a World Cup winner, Champions Lg. hero & a £40,000 deal declined star.

Nottingham Forest have confirmed that 18 players are leaving the club after the end of their contracts and loan deals.

Nuno Espirito Santo‘s side finished 17th in the Premier League this season after a second successive campaign battling relegation.

The club have invested heavily since their return to the top flight and have had a high turnover of players under owner Evangelos Marinakis.

It has now been revealed that eighteen players are leaving, including the champion of the World Cup, the winner of the Champions League, and one player who refused to end his £40,000-a-week contract earlier this season.

In a statement, Forest said, “The club would like to thank each player for their contribution during their time on Trentside and wish them well for the future.” And who are the participants?

Harry Arter, Wayne Hennessey, Cheikhou Kouyate, Loic Mbe Soh, Scott McKenna and Felipe have been let go following the expiry of their contracts,

The situation of Arter is particularly interesting. He joined in 2020 but quickly fell out of favour and has not played for Forest since January 2021.

He refused to end his £40,000-a-week contract at the City Ground in September of last year, and the team was eager to let him go after he showed up for preseason games two kilograms overweight.

An unidentified Dubai team made an offer, but Arter was unwilling to take it since they would only approve a £1000 weekly pay, a source told Mail Sport.

Meanwhile, Brazilian defender Felipe is retiring from football aged 35, having also plied his trade for the likes of Porto and Atletico Madrid before joining Forest in 2023.

Scott McKenna was a consistent force in their promotion-winning 2021-22 season but has since struggled for regular game time.

Seven academy players have also been let go: Kevin Adueni, Tony Gbopo, Ethan Hull, Ateef Konate, Henry Lister, Elijah Morgan and Theo Robinson.

Meanwhile, five loanees will are returning to their parent clubs as scheduled: Gonzalo Montiel, Divock Origi, Gio Reyna, Rodrigo Ribeiro and Nuno Tavares.


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