Manager gives Yuma Suzuki a second chance after rejecting Forest
Nottingham Forest missed a deadline day deal for Sint Truiden striker Yuma Suzuki – and he had to crawl a little now.
Takehiro Tomiyasu made a strong first impression at Arsenal. Kyogo Furuhashi quickly became a Celtic hero.
Forest almost had a Japanese commitment himself after targeting a deal for Suzuki. Unfortunately, it just didn’t happen.
Journalist Sacha Tavolieri claimed Forest agreed to sign Suzuki before the transfer deadline.
Suzuki turned down the move and left Forest without a new striker on the deadline.
The 25-year-old urged to leave Sint-Truiden. It just seems that he didn’t feel like moving to Forest if that was his only option.
Forest had a strong end to the transfer window, but attracting players can still be a problem. Forest has not won a single league game this season.
Suzuki scored 17 goals in Belgium last season, playing for Sint-Truiden.
SINT-TRUIDEN, BELGIUM – APRIL 18: Yuma Suzuki of Sint-Truidense VV during the Jupiler Pro League game between Sint-Truidense VV and RSC Anderlecht at the Stayen Stadium on April 18, 2021 in Sint-Truiden, Belgium (Photo by Joris Verwijst / BSR Agency / Getty Images)
The Japanese star is a strong box finisher and especially impressive in the air. He would have offered a young option alongside Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor, but Suzuki apparently thinks he can do better than Forest.
Now, Sint-Truiden boss Bernd Hollerbach has told Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium that Suzuki has apologized after trying to force a transfer.
Hollerbach added that he is giving Suzuki a second chance even though fans aren’t impressed that he wants to leave Forest and then declines.
“Yuma apologized to me and the group,” said Hollerbach. “This is the end for me. Everyone deserves a second chance, including Suzuki. He works hard in training and wants to help the team. He has come a long way, but he is making progress, ”he added.
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