According to Goal, Nottingham Forest full-back Nicholas Ioannou is closing on a move away from the club.
Ioannou arrived at the City Ground on a three-year deal from APOEL in September, and has found game time hard to come by this season.
The 25-year-old started in each of Chris Hughton’s first four games in charge of the club, after replacing Sabri Lamouchi at the helm in October.
But after being sent off at Luton Town in a 1-1 draw, Yuri Ribeiro has replaced Ioannou and barely put a foot wrong at left-back.
Ioannou hasn’t played since the end of October, and has been left out of the squad in the last four Championship matches.
According to Cypriot media outlet Goal, Ioannou is set to join Greek side Aris Thessanoliki on loan, with the club set to have the option to buy.
Having only signed three months ago, Ioannou’s departure is a surprising one, and plenty of Forest fans have been reacting to the news…
Looked solid, could cross at times
Another waste of time recruitment time
— Darren Weston (@DarrenWeston82) December 29, 2020
Only another 10 to go.
— Robert (@Rossielad) December 29, 2020
Would like to see Danny Preston given a new contract if he's gonna eventually go.
— Jack Taylor (@Tay03Jack) December 28, 2020
Good. Total waste of time, but along with Guerrero at least we are looking to get rid of players we shouldn’t have signed and don’t need. Expect (hope) more will follow, before Hughton looks to bring afew in.
— Matt (@sporteventsrmh) December 29, 2020
Outstanding work Mr Hughton 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻, few more yet tho.. keep it up #nffc
— Christopher Pack (@Packman212) December 29, 2020
Good.. wasn't cut out for it.
— Shaun (@EtherealLasagna) December 28, 2020
— CB (@Chris78901) December 28, 2020
Another masterstroke from the recruitment team. Brought in as was wanting to bin Ribiero out. Call me Grant but I’d rather us let lads from the academy like Preston (same position) be backup than keep signing players who are going to play half a dozen games then moved on #NFFC https://t.co/Of7WMDD4gV
— ReissNFFC (@ReissNFFC) December 28, 2020