First sale of the season as Henry goes out the door
Millwall have officially sold winger James Henry to Nottingham Forest on a free transfer. The English 23 year old was told he had a bright future ahead of him at Millwall but new manager Frank Klopas deemed him surplus to requirements and he has been let go for no fee.
Henry enjoyed little success with his first club Reading, where he failed to make the first team and spent time on loan at Bournemouth, Norwich, and ironically, Millwall and Nottingham Forest. He never broke into the Reading first team, and after another loan spell at Millwall in 2009 he joined permanently, making 81 appearances in 2 seasons, but now he has been let go to Nottingham Forest.
Henry admitted it was sad that the new manager did not rate him and he believed he deserved more time. However, he was not totally distraught about the move, and he was interviewed on his arrival to the City Ground, surprisingly showing signs of relief.
Millwall have been great for me ever since that first loan spell, but the new owners coming in and new players and staff arriving, the club is massively changing, for the better, but away from my needs, so the time was right for a move away, and Forest are a big club too, don't you forget. I remember I had some great times here too, so, I'm ready to do it again."
Henry is the club's first sale of the season, with the club signing players like Elias Hernández and Wellington Nem, Henry knows it would be tricky to get into the team every week. The Lions are trying to sell off most off the squad and bring in replacements which the new owners prefer, even if it does mean more money in wages.Liam Trotter however has been reportedly in talks with Klopas for a new contract, making it likely that he will be kept on.
Henry will be earning 10k per week on his new Forest contract, and will stay until the 30th of June, 2015.