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Club lining up move for Nottingham Forest man as City Ground exit looks likely

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Greek side Atromitos are interested in signing Nottingham Forest striker Apostolos Vellios, according to reports from Greek media outlet Sportime.

The 27-year-old hasn’t featured for the Reds in over a year, and spent last season on loan with Belgian side Waasland-Beveren where he scored just four goals in 17 appearances.

The Greek forward signed for Forest from Iraklis Salonika under Philippe Montanier in 2016, and has since made 45 appearances for the East Midlands side, scoring eight goals in all competitions.

But with just one year remaining on his current deal at the City Ground, it is claimed that Atromitos, who qualified for the Europa League after finishing 4th in the Greek Super League last season, are interested in bringing Vellios back to his home country.

Sportime claims that discussions have been had with the player’s representatives, and the deal is set to be sorted “soon”.

Forest look set to offload another to Greece, with Hillal Soudani reportedly closing in on a move to Olympiacos, who are owned by Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of the Reds.

Lewis Grabban and Daryl Murphy both earned regular game-time under Martin O’Neill last season, with Karim Ansarifard also being given a chance to shine in the latter stages of the campaign.

The Verdict

I think some Forest fans may have even forgot that Vellios was still on Forest’s books, so it will hardly be surprising to see him depart the City Ground this summer.

He hasn’t really made an impact since his move to the East Midlands, nor has he done so whilst out on loan over in Belgium.

With Soudani and now Vellios set to leave Forest, this suggests that O’Neill is looking to freshen up his side’s attacking options.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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