Nottingham Forest midfielder Remo Freuler has shared his pleasure at securing a deadline day move away from the club and back to Italy.

The midfielder has been quoted by SRF in Switzerland, where he was commenting as he links up with the Swiss squad for the international break.

The midfielder sealed a return to Italy on deadline, signing a season-long loan deal with Bologna that includes an obligation for the Serie A club to buy him from Nottingham Forest next summer if certain obligations are met.

The move brings a temporary, and potentially permanent end, to his time with Nottingham Forest, with him having joined them in a €9m deal from Atalanta last summer.

He arrived as part of a major overhaul following Forest’s promotion from the Championship and was a regular under Steve Cooper, managing 33 appearances under him last season.

He ended the season on the bench, though, sitting on it for the last six league games of the season in which Nottingham Forest were only beaten by Brentford and secured their top flight status with wins over Brighton, Southampton and Arsenal.

He’s now departed and SRF say he is ‘looking forward’ to his eventual return to Italy, which he is quoted as saying “has always been our second home”.

They state that the player is currently looking for a new apartment but is eager to get back to the country and link up with international teammates, Michel Aebischer and Dan Ndoye at his new club.

The veteran’s task, according to them, is provide the young team ‘security with his experience’, with Nottingham Forest now firmly in the rearview mirror.