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Nottingham Forest could lose Loic Bade

Nottingham Forest signed 22 players over the summer including defender Loic Bade on loan from Stade Rennais, and now an update has emerged on the player’s future.

What’s the latest?

According to Foot Sur 7, the Frenchman is not happy with his current situation at Nottingham Forest.

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As per the report, it is claimed that Bade’s future at the club is showing no signs of improvement and the player doesn’t seem to fit into Steve Cooper’s plans although there is a £12m option to buy, he could likely return to his parent club.

Cooper could make a huge mistake

There is no doubt that Cooper could make a huge mistake by not giving an opportunity for Bade to prove himself at The City Ground, as their current situation isn’t boding well for their future in the top-flight.

Nottingham Forest are currently one point from being rock bottom in the league table with just five points collected from their first nine outings in the top flight and finding solutions to their clear defensive problems should be the biggest priority for the manager.

The Garibaldi Reds have conceded the second most goals in the entire Premier League (22) with only Leicester City letting in two more than Cooper’s side (24), something that has heavily contributed to their struggle to pick up points so far.

The 22-year-old rising star – who scout Jacek Kulig once lauded as a “complete, dominant and elegant” presence with “huge potential” in the game – has not been seen in a single matchday squad so far, let alone a starting eleven, and it comes as a surprise when you consider his output for Rennes last season.

Over 14 Ligue 1 appearances, Bade delivered one assist and created one big chance, took 60 touches and made 3.3 clearances per game, as well as winning 57% of his duels, completed 80% of his dribbles and tallied up a 90% pass completion rate.

Not only that, the centre-back ranked in the top 20% of his positional peers across the top five European leagues for clearances, aerial duels won, progressive carries and pass completion over the last 12 months.

Should Loic Bade get a chance at Forest?

Yes

Yes

No

No

With that being said, Cooper should think twice about passing up on the chance to unleash Bade in the team as his inclusion could spark the defensive improvements that Forest are crying out for in the coming weeks and months ahead to improve their chances of staying up.

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