What a disappointment Leo Bonatini’s been since he arrived in January! Indeed, Nottingham Forest fans will be happy to see the back on him and it’s no surprise.
Birmingham Live, via Nottinghamshire Live, have reported they don’t expect Forest to make the loan from Wolves permanent after a disastrous time at the City Ground. He’s only played five times in the Championship and hasn’t scored once.
Forest are in need of firepower and that’s why he was brought in, but he’s clearly had no impact whatsoever. He’s been useless and doesn’t deserve to return at the start of next season. Who knows what Wolves will do with him now? Thankfully, it’s not Forest’s problem, of which they have enough.
Clearly, the club have to aim to push into the play-offs next season, but they won’t get anywhere near if he’s relied on for goals. Luckily, now he’s going, they have a space in the squad for a youngster or a new signing that can actually put the ball over the line.
The Brazilian is rated at £4.5m on Transfermarkt, but we’re not sure where they’ve got that from. Forest shouldn’t take him off Wolves’ hands if they were going to give him away. It seems sense has prevailed and he’ll get nowhere near the Forest shirt again.
He’s still just 25-years-old, so he has some developing to do yet, but he needs to do that somewhere else now. The fans won’t have the patience for him next year, but fans at a new club might do. What a relief it is for Forest to see the back of him.
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