Sevilla have already made the decision to recall defender Gonzalo Montiel from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest, but what happens after that remains to be seen.

That’s according to AS, who say that the defender’s unsuccessful loan spell will be brought to an end early in January.

The newspaper explains that it ‘has already been decided’ at Sevilla that Montiel won’t remain where he is, and they will end his short journey in the Premier League as soon as the January transfer window opens.

That will bring an end to a short and unsuccessful time with Nottingham Forest, where he had been a regular earlier this season but found himself out of the picture in recent weeks.

That was a problem for Sevilla, who had been hoping to sell the Argentine defender permanently at some point via a clause in his loan that made his purchase clause mandatory once he played in 50% of Nottingham Forest’s games.

He’s got nowhere near close to doing that, playing a ‘residual’ role at best and Sevilla have now decided to give up and take him back.

That, though, does not mean he will be returning to play for the Spanish side. Their intention remains to sell the player, with suitors in Argentina seemingly lining up to take him back to his homeland.

The player is said to want that switch and Sevilla are happy to sell, although recovering the £11m they spent on him last season seems near on impossible.

Either way, the defender won’t be staying at Nottingham Forest, with the decision already made at Sevilla to bring him back.