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Our take on Samba Row

Hands down who thought Brice Samba would leave Nottingham Forest this summer, a month after saving three penalties in the play-off shootout against Sheffield United.

If there were any hands up, then how many would stay up if they thought the goalkeeper would find himself in an increasingly bitter row over his contract, with Samba going public with his grievances over the reporting of his situation. Samba took to Twitter on Sunday evening to quote a tweet from Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna who disputed a Daily Mail article saying Forest had offered to double Samba’s salary as he enters the final year of his career. contract.

Aouna says Forest have failed to offer him a raise and his likely replacement, Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, is getting three times as much money a week. Forest insists he has offered Samba a contract extension and wants him to stay, although that position may well change now.

The reaction to Samba’s post was decidedly mixed, if anything the scale criticized him for going public. It’s really a shame to come to this. Samba deserves nothing but respect for his contribution to the club for three years, although people will question his decision to air his grievances.

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