HITC - Karim Ansarifard has not started a Championship game for Nottingham Forest and now Martin O'Neill has brought in Leo Bonatini from Wolves.
It seemed to take forever for Nottingham Forest to conclude a deal for Karim Ansarifard in the autumn. But, after just a few months at the City Ground, the Iranian international is already starting to look surplus to requirements.
The 28-year-old striker arrived on a free transfer in November and, having scored 18 goals at Olympiakos last season, fans were hoping for big things for a player who also netted against Portugal at the World Cup.
But Ansarifard has made next to no impact yet at Forest, playing just 43 minutes of Championship football.
And, worryingly, the manwho signed him has since left the club; Aitor Karanka being replaced by Martin O’Neill last month.
Ansarifard has missed the chance to impress O’Neill after spending much of January at the Asian Cup. And, once he returned to England, he will have found himself further down the pecking order after Leo Bonatini arrived on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers for the rest of the season.
So could Ansarifard go the same way as Stefanos Kapino, Panagiotis Tachtsidis and co? Things are certainly looking bleak, right now.