According to an exclusive report by the Nottingham Post, Nottingham Forest have registered a bid for Iraklis Thessaloniki’s striker, Apostolos Vellios.
The Greek striker is relatively well known as he moved from Iraklis to Everton in 2011 and spent three years in England, making 22 appearances for Everton and also spending a brief loan spell at Blackpool.
Vellios however returned to his former club after a stint in Belgium and since moving to Iraklis, the Greek striker has 11 goals in 27 appearances.
Having made his debut for the international side, Vellios’ stock has risen significantly since his time at Everton and this has been attracting the attention of a number of European sides.
Both AEK Athens and Olympiacos have shown interest in signing Vellios from within Greece and German side Mainz has also considered making a move for Vellios.
However it is the Championship side, Nottingham Forest, whose interest has materialised to the point where they have placed a 1.2 million Euro bid for the Greek striker.
Reports have suggested that this bid will be accepted by the Greek side.
It comes as an unusual story as Nottingham Forest have yet to appoint a manager but with potentially a new Greek based ownership, Vellios may be the signal that Nottingham Forest is going to be taken over by the Greek consortium.
Nottingham Forest fans, how do you feel about the news? What do you think of Vellios? Could he be an astute signing? Does Nottingham Forest’s attacking options need addressing? Do you think this transfer is linked to a change in ownership? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!