Nottingham Forest have suffered their fair share of underwhelming foreign additions, The Sun reports.
However, despite missing almost a year of first-team football with a cruciate ligament injury, no supporter could surely claim that Dani Pinillos deserves to be shunted alongside Patijm Kasami and Nicolao Dumitru in the club’s pantheon of Al-Hasawi era flops.
The Spaniard has shown tantalising glimpses of potential in his 14 Championship starts this season and clearly has the raw attributes to be on the best in the division.
Therefore, this brings into question why Forest have not offered him a new deal with his contract expiring in the summer – especially now The Sun claim that Championship rivals Wolves are aiming to take advantage.
However, if Forest are to make what most supporters would call a mistake and let Pinillos continue his career in another part of The Midlands, you’d at least hope they had a replacement lined up.
Though, if not, perhaps they should follow Leeds United’s example and make James Meredith a potential summer target. The Daily Star reported in January that the Bradford City flyer was a £350,000 possibility for Leeds boss Garry Monk.
With Charlie Taylor now leaving Elland Road under a cloud having refused to play in their final-day draw with Wigan Athletic, the club are surely about to intensify their search for a replacement.
And, although Bradford earned a place in the League One play-offs, Meredith admitting to The World Game that he wants to play Championship football next season has raised speculation of a cross-Yorkshire switch.
Though the attack-minded left-back would surely not be short of suitors. And with Forest seemingly likely to bid farewell to Pinillos, they should throw their hat into the ring for Meredith.