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Antonio Raillo admits he turned down Nottingham Forest move

Antonio Raillo admits he turned down Nottingham Forest move

Nottingham Forest may have managed to bolster their defensive ranks with the additions of Alexander Milosevic, Yohan Benalouane and Molla Wague, however, it appears Martin O’Neill did not manage to get another one over the line.

According to a report by AS, Real Mallorca’s Antonio Raillo has revealed that he decided against heading to the City Ground in the January transfer window.


The 27-year-old, who is on loan with the Segunda Division outfit from Espanyol, has admitted that the chance to play with the Championship side was a ‘really good opportunity’, although it does not appear as though he has any regrets about not joining them.

Speaking about the possible move, he said: “It was a really good opportunity, but I stayed with a smile on my face and you can see it on the pitch. No one can say I threw in the towel and didn’t give my all for the club.”

The Verdict:

Raillo has been a key player in Mallorca’s promotion attempts this season and it is not surprising to hear that Nottingham Forest were interested in the player to help improve their defence.

However, things have started to slowly improve at the back for O’Neill’s side since he was installed as manager.

The Tricky Trees are unbeaten in their last three Championship matches and kept their first clean sheet at the weekend in a goalless draw with Preston North End.

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