Former Newcastle United striker Facundo Ferreyra is reportedly in talks about a move to Championship side Nottingham Forest.

The Argentinian forward is currently a free agent after being released by Celta Vigo earlier this summer.

According to journalist Cesar Luis Merlo, the 30-year-old is in negotiations about a move to the City Ground. However, he claims that a deal is not close.

Nottingham Forest, who are managed by ex-Toon boss Chris Hughton, have had a rotten start to the Championship season. The Reds are rock bottom with just one point to their name.

While Forest fans may be excited about a new addition, the name ‘Ferreyra’ will send shudders down the spines of Toon fans who remember his woeful spell at St James’ Park.

Facundo Ferreyra was a terrible signing by Newcastle

On August 3rd 2014, Facundo Ferreyra signed for Newcastle United on a season-long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk. The loan included an option to buy for £6million.

 

Obviously that didn’t happen.

After his arrival, manager Alan Pardew said: “We think he could be a big success here at Newcastle.”

Newcastle United Sign Facundo Ferreyra
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Ferreyra, nicknamed ‘Chucky’, did not feature at all under Pardew or John Carver that season.

In total, Ferreyra played zero times and, shockingly, scored zero goals.

It was a signing that made absolutely no sense, and was arguably even worse than the Seydou Doumbia arrival in January 2016.

Forest fans will pray that, if a deal does happen, Ferreyra’s second spell in English football is a lot more fruitful. Just getting on the pitch would be an improvement…

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