Highly-rated Arsenal youngster keen to ‘show everyone’ his talents after leaving on loan

Jordi Osei-Tutu has expressed his delight in joining Championship side Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan deal, and is looking forward to showing off his talents.

The full-back turned right-sided midfielder enjoyed an impressive season in Germany with Bochum, where he was allowed to play in a more advanced position, scoring five and bagging three assists in the German second-tier.

The following season he was limited to very little first-team football on loan with Cardiff, suffering with injuries, but is now keen to put that behind him after agreeing to play under Chris Hughton’s side.

“I’m delighted to sign for such a historic club and I can’t wait to see the fans for the first time,” JOT told Forest’s official website. “Everything about the club attracted me and the manager, Chris Hughton, is great and I’m excited to get started.

“It’s really important for me to get my head down now and it’s good to know that I’m here for a full season and I want to show everyone what I can do.

“I know what to expect in the division, it’s a very tough and physical league but I’m ready for the challenge ahead.”

It remains to be seen whether he will return to play at right-back with Forest, or whether Arsenal may have requested that he play at full-back, but his season in Germany definitely gave reason to consider him playing in a more advanced role, although his priority will just to be playing.

The 22 year-old could only manage eight outings in the Championship last season, starting the season at right-back, before returning to right-midfield when he returned from injury, which certainly leaves the door open for him to play in either role this season also.

Should Osei-Tutu push to play at right-midfield where he has proven to contribute to the goals?

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    I saw him play a few years ago and he looked a very good fullback and I had hoped he would replace Bellerin but that looks doubtful now.

  2. MartinelliTheBench says:

    If you show your talents while on loan….you get sold not promoted.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @MTB
      As soon as I saw the post, that very same thought popped into my head…🤣😂😁😂🤣 👍🏿

    2. Angus says:

      You mean like Smith-Rowe?

      Just for the record Harrison (who was great for leeds last year) completed his 10 mil move from City to Leeds this window.

      Chelsea sold under-23 CB Guehl for around 19 mil after a successful loan spell at Swansea. Livarmento went to Southampton for 9 mil. too

      Liverpool let Wilson go for around 11 mil to Fulham.

      Just seems strange to be annoyed that we’ve let a player go for over 20 mil when he would be behind the new CAM we will 100% sign and Smith-Rowe in advanced positions behind both and at least Partey in a B2B position and incapable of playing deeper. Sound transfer particularly as Willock is not that good with the ball at Newcastle he was the bottom percentile for entire league in passes but at Newcastle they are happy to have him run around without the ball and pop up in the box, that won’t cut it at a higher level regardless if he does have goals in him. He’s even going to develop his passing and tight space game which will take a few years and become a top player or carve a Kevin Nolan type niche as reliable scorer for mid-table/relegation teams.

      Leeds came out publicly said that they were not interested because it’s a huge gamble at that price on player who hasn’t proven himself and that they prefer to take gambles on players in the price category below (Harrison from City for 10 mil.)

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