A number of Nottingham Forest supporters have been reacting to the Reds confirming that defender Nicholas Ioannou has been allowed to leave the City Ground on loan to Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.
The left-back only arrived at Nottingham Forest in the summer and signed a four-year deal to provide some real competition for Yuri Ribeiro at left-back. However, the 25-year-old only managed to make five appearances for the Reds during the first-half of the campaign and had not appeared since being sent off in a 1-1 draw against Luton Town back in October (Sofascore).
Ioannou showed fleeting glimpses of his ability during his limited time on the field for Forest, but he appeared to have lost the trust of Chris Hughton after his dismissal against Luton. That saw him left of the squad at times and meant that a potential January move away from the City Ground was always going to be a possibility.
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The defender becomes the latest of a list of players who have been signed by Nottingham Forest over recent transfer windows only to then leave the club shortly afterwards. That is starting to raise questions from supporters over the club’s recruitment strategy and whether they need to make changes in that area.
Many Nottingham Forest fans were left frustrated over the club’s confirmation of his departure, and there were even some supporters who were keen to point that the defender was not a bad performer for them during his limited appearances.
Here then, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
— Thomas Payne (@trickytrees12) January 8, 2021
Not a bad player but the club cannot continue with this rudderless scattergun approach to building a squad. Give Gary Brazil the wheel, give us some structure. #NFFC
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHo1mes) January 8, 2021
Looked really decent!! I don't understand how he's not got in the squad when we've had far worse performances from other players!
— Ted Bromley-Hall (@TJBH) January 8, 2021
The circus that is this clubs transfer policy continues. 🤦🏻♂️
— I was in the top one (@Iwasinthetopon1) January 8, 2021
— Rhys (@RhysWilliams79) January 8, 2021
— Scott Lee Helmkay (@Helmkay6) January 8, 2021
Genuinely what was the point in signing him? Worst run club in the country, woeful https://t.co/F9NiCh2EAg
— Brad (@Bradley_Hunt) January 8, 2021