Defender Could Exit Through Forest Door

Nottingham Forest are expected to oversee a large number of outgoings this summer, after a large influx of signings last season – many of the signings have gone on to see first-team football, of some form, while others have left on loan and could leave permanently in the coming weeks, with one shock name now understood to be part of that list.

Willy Boly signed for Nottingham Forest from Wolves as part of a potential £4.65m package, initially starting at £2.25m, with add-ons & clauses increasing the fee to the total amount. It is now my understanding that representatives of the Defender are seeking a potential move away from the club, as he has been made available for transfer this summer. While he has indeed been made available, there is no guarantee he will leave the club. If he were to depart Forest, the club would look to secure another centre-back beforehand, if they can.

Since the move in September 2022, Boly has featured 15 times for Forest, with 4 of those appearances being in the Carabao Cup. Despite his good performances, and evident leadership qualities, injuries have been a real hindrance for the Ivorian Centre-back, who last season missed 12 games through injury – suffering a major hamstring injury five minutes into the Fulham defeat earlier in the year, which saw him miss three months of action. He made a comeback just as Nottingham Forest secured Premier League safety.

Given his proneness to injury, one could assume that is the most likely reason for Boly being made available for transfer, as they search for more “reliable” alternatives. Forest have already, this window, been linked with Manchester City prospect, and England u21’s captain, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, alongside Norwich centre-back, Andrew Omobamidele. Now 32-years old, Boly joins the list of Forest players that could now leave the club this summer, but to where? It is unclear.

*Article provided by Jamie Martin (Head Nottingham Forest Correspondent).

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