Nottingham Forest narrowly avoids relegation but the new season will be challenging. Jesse Lingard, a former midfielder for England, is one of six players that were let go by Nottingham Forest when their contracts expired. Lingard joined Forest in the summer of 2018 and appeared in 20 games in 2022–2023. After New Year's Day, he was no longer favoured at the City Ground and played just 60 minutes of Premier League football.
Keylor Navas, Dean Henderson, and Renan Lodi have also left Forest after their loans expired. Andre Ayew, Cafu, Jack Colback, Jordan Smith, and Lyle Taylor will leave the team after their contracts expire. Joining Forest from Manchester United, Henderson began the season as the team's starting goalkeeper; however, a thigh injury in January forced him to miss the remainder of the season. Navas, who was acquired from Paris St-Germain, took his spot in net.
Left back Lodi joined Forest on a season-long contract from Atletico Madrid last summer and played 28 times in the Premier League as they secured top-flight survival. Serge Aurier's contract has been automatically extended by one year, and the club has announced that Chris Wood, a striker on loan from Newcastle United, will complete a permanent transfer when the window reopens.