Algerian striker Rafik Djebbour is set to sign for Nottingham Forest from Greek club Olympiakos, according to the player’s Twitter page.
Owner Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “Rafik Djebbour successfully completed his medical today. I am speaking to Olympiakos – we hope to finalise the deal on Monday.”
The French-born forward almost joined the Reds last summer but pulled out of a medical at the last minute. He was on loan at the Turkish side Sivasspor until earlier this week.
It is believed Djebbour will join the Reds on a two-and-a-half-year deal worth €1.5m from Olympiakos, where he was top scorer in the Greek Superleague last season with 20 goals in 24 appearances.
The 29-year-old has a career total of 119 goals in 270 appearances — as well as 32 international caps and five goals for his country — and has played in both the Champions League and Europa League.
After beginning his career at Auxerre and then La Louviere, Djebbour moved to Greece in 2005 and played for Ethnikos Asteras, Atromitos and Panionios before joining AEK Athens in 2008 for €3.2m. He joined Olympiakos in 2011 and signed a new three-year contract last January.
Reuniting Djebbour with his compatriot and former teammate, Djamel Abdoun, promises to be an intriguing proposition.