Nottingham Forest have announced that Apostolos Vellios has left the club to join Greek side Atromitos on a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) June 24, 2019
The 27-year-old joined the Reds in 2016 but struggled to make a real impact in the east Midlands, scoring just six goals in 28 appearances during his first season.
And, things got worse from there as the former Everton man fell out of favour at the City Ground making just 12 league appearances in the following campaign.
Therefore, it was no surprise to see Vellios loaned out to Belgian side Waasland-Beveren last season but he has now had a permanent exit confirmed, with Forest revealing the move on their official site, although they kept the details of the transfer quiet.
His departure is sure to be one of many from Forest in the coming months as Martin O’Neill looks to trim what is a very large squad at the moment.
There has already been movement in terms of incomings with the club as well, after they brought in winger Sammy Ameobi earlier today.
This is a move that suits all parties as Vellios was not going to get much game time at all under the new management team.
So, the fact that the club have got a fee for the player and will have shifted his wages off the books is a boost and the striker will be glad to move on as well.
He had a tough time at Forest but these things happen and the ex-Iraklis man clearly wasn’t suited to the Championship.
Things are starting to pick up for the Reds now in the market and it’s sure to continue over the coming weeks.
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