For Nottingham Forest, the 2019/20 campaign will undoubtedly be viewed as another chance of winning promotion back to the Premier League.
They were tipped to go up this time last year but fell considerably short in the end, leaving Martin O’Neill with plenty of summer work to do.
And it looks like a player could soon be on his way out of the City Ground with striker Apostolos Vellios close to sealing a move back to Greece with Atromitos, according to Greek source Sportime, via the Nottingham Post.
He still has a year left to run on his contract but having not made an appearance since the final match of the 2017/18 season, Forest are willing to let him leave this summer.
But is this the right move?
“I think it’s a no-brainer to let him leave the City Ground this summer.
“He’s hardly made an impact since his move to the East Midlands, and has failed to find any sort of prolific form in front of goal.
“He didn’t really do enough to prove a point to O’Neill whilst on loan with Beveren, either, and with Lewis Grabban and Daryl Murphy seemingly his preferred option up top, it makes perfect sense to get rid.”
“I think this is the right move.
“Forest want to strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window in order to push for promotion next season, but with the number of players they currently have on their books, they will have to move some on in order to make the space and funds needed for that to happen.
“Having struggled to make an impact at The City Ground, and after spending last season on loan elsewhere, Vellios appears to be an obvious candidate to be one of those who is moved along.”
“This is definitely the right move. It should be one of the club’s priorities.
“Vellios’ career has stagnated and Forest should work hard to find a suitor for his services in order to free up the wage bill. Otherwise, they could end up selling one of their more prized assets, such as Joao Carvalho.
“I think O’Neill will have a clear idea of the players he wants around the squad next season, and the fact it appears Vellios is not one of them means there is no advantage to keeping him.”