The Reds released the Hull City midfielder when he was 12-years-old.
The club are currently without a manager after the sacking of Dougie Freedman and will be planning their team for next season after yet another disappointing mid-table campaign.
The good news however is that they will be coming out of a transfer embargo in the summer and can start to spend on players once again.
So should they use a chunk of their wages to bring in a former Forest trainee who becomes a free agent in the summer?
The player in question is 29-year-old Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
He is out of contract at the KC Stadium in the summer and it seems unlikely he will be sticking around with The Tigers.
Forest meanwhile need another central-midfielder and Huddlestone is a Nottingham lad. He was with Forest for five years as a junior before being released at the age of 12.
He went on to join local rivals Derby County before heading to Tottenham Hotspur and picking up four England caps – certainly Forest should have kept him on board.
Now he is in the twilight of his career and Forest have the opportunity to bring him back to the club – an opportunity he would surely relish.