With Nottingham Forest seemingly set to get rid of plenty of dead-weight this summer, some supporters took to Twitter to argue that Michael Mancienne should be one of the first to go.
Mancienne has been a Forest player since 2014, making nearly 150 appearances for the East Midland giants, but it seems fans are sick of his error-prone ways. And it appears they could get their wish.
With Jack Robinson and Michael Dawson signed this summer, former Chelsea youth captain Mancienne has slipped down the pecking order. And the Nottingham Post claims he is not part of Aitor Karanka’s plans ahead of the upcoming season.
The report adds that the 30-year-old is in talks with Turkish second division club Rizespor after he was left out of Forest’s travelling party for the pre-season trip to Spain.
Turkish outlet Football Arena had suggested that Mancienne’s move to Rizespor was off due to fitness concerns but the Nottingham Post understands that these claims are a little wide of the mark.
A move to Turkey is still on the cards for the versatile defender, who arrived for £1 million from Hamburg four years ago. And it seems that now is the right time to part ways.