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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Angry Reid asks Forest for transfer

Andy Hampson

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND midfielder Andy Reid has hit Nottingham Forest with a written request for a transfer. The 22-year-old made the move following the club's decision to turn down a £3m bid for him from Tottenham last month. Spurs had a £5m offer the talented left-sided player rejected in January.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND midfielder Andy Reid has hit Nottingham Forest with a written request for a transfer.

The 22-year-old made the move following the club's decision to turn down a £3m bid for him from Tottenham last month. Spurs had a £5m offer the talented left-sided player rejected in January.

Reid stated yesterday that he does not believe the club can win promotion to the Premiership in the coming season and fears that he is being priced out of a transfer to a top flight club.

The Dubliner added: "After a sequence of disappointing events during the last six months I have today reluctantly submitted a transfer request.

"Like any First Division player it's my ambition to play in the Premiership and, despite several assurances from the club that they would not stand in my way if an opportunity came along, I have been denied this chance on a number of occasions. I feel I have no other choice than to formally state my desire to leave the club.

"I understand the club has to run itself as a business but surely a player is only worth what someone is prepared to pay and some of the values that have been placed on my head are ludicrous.

"You only have to look at the fees other clubs have paid this summer for experienced internationals who have only ever played in the Premier League to realise that I am vastly over-priced."

Forest confirmed that they had received the player's request but would not comment further.

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