Nicholas Ioannou is set to fly to Greece in the next 24 hours to seal a loan move away from Nottingham Forest to Aris Thessaloniki, sources have confirmed to Football League World.
Ioannou joined Forest from APOEL in the summer, arriving on a three-year deal for a reported fee of £750,000. The 25-year-old has since made five appearances for Forest, and started in Chris Hughton’s first four games in charge of the Reds.
But after being sent off in a 1-1 draw against Luton Town in October, Ioannou is since yet to feature under Hughton, being left out of the squad for the last six games.
Amid speculation claiming that the left-back is set to leave the City Ground, sources have confirmed to Football League World that Ioannou is set to fly to Greece in the next 24 hours for a medical at Aris Thessaloniki.
The 25-year-old is set to put pen to paper on a loan deal until May, which would see him spend the remainder of the season at the Greek side.
It remains to be seen whether there is to be an option for Aris to buy Ioannou at the end of his loan spell, but at the moment, ‘regular gametime’ is understood to be the biggest priority and the reasoning behind the move.