Nottingham Forest defender Michael Mancienne looks set to stay at the club this summer after a move to Turkey fell through, according to the Nottingham Post. 

It is understood that the former Chelsea man has snubbed a move to Turkey after failing to agree terms with second division side Çaykur Rizespor.

He has been told that he is not part of Aitor Karanka’s plans for next season, but now looks to stay with the club for a while longer.

The 30 year old has now spent four years at the City Ground after joining in 2014.

He joined the Reds from German club Hamburg, initially signing a three year deal under former boss Stuart Pearce, who had coached him during his time as England U21 boss.

Forest payed £1m for his services, and has proved to be a useful acquisition throughout his time in Nottingham.

During his time at the club, Mancienne has started 124 games for Forest, and has made 10 substitute appearances off the bench.

He hasn’t registered a single goal during his stint at the City Ground.

His versatility is a key aspect of his game, as he can play  in the centre of defence, at right-back or in a defensive midfield role.

However, since the arrival of the former Middlesbrough manager, Mancienne has found appearances hard to come by and the Spaniard wants to move him on this transfer window.

He’s a player with a vast amount of Championship experience, but looks set to depart this summer as Karanka builds a team that can challenge at the top end of the table.

 


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