Saidy Janko signs for Champions League club after Nottingham Forest loan ends

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at City Ground on January 26, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Janko played 17 times for Nottingham Forest last season.

Saidy Janko of Nottingham Forest at Pride Park Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Derby, England.

Saidy Janko has joined a club heading for the Champions League after his Nottingham Forest loan deal expired.

Janko 17 times for Forest last season, but found himself frozen out by Martin O'Neill in the second half of last season.

But the right-back will spend the coming campaign with BSC Young Boys, the champions of his native Switzerland, after agreeing another temporary exit from FC Porto.

And he is expected to replace another former English-based player in Kevin Mbabu, formerly of Newcastle United, who recently joined VFL Wolfsburg.

Janko's departure, as well as that of the on-loan West Ham United right-back, Sam Byram, has left Tendayi Darikwa as Nottingham Forest's only specialist in the position.

 

It remains to be seen whether the new Forest boss, Sabri Lamouchi, intends to strengthen his options in that department.

The Frenchman recently inherited a squad of 30-plus players from his predecessor, O'Neill.

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at City Ground on January 26, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Would Lamouchi have gotten the best out of Janko at Nottingham Forest?

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