Nottingham Forest have emerged as potential suitors to sign Olympiacos forward Kostas Fortounis this month, according to ENWSI.

The 28-year-old is thought to have a fractious relationship with boss Pedro Martins and could leave.

As a result, he is being lined up for a move to the City Ground before the transfer window closes.

Martins has asked Evangelos Marinakis to send the attacker to Nottingham, confessing he isn’t part of his current plans.

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It could be an invitation that Chris Hughton is only too happy to accept.

Forest are reportedly looked to add some invention to their midfield ranks and Fortounis is more than capable of doing just that.

The Greek international can play in a number of positions but has operated in the No.10 role this season.

He has scored four goals and registered seven assists in the Super League, with Olympiacos yet to lose this season.


Fortounis has 51 caps to his name and has been in Greece since 2014 when he signed from Kaiserslautern.

Could the forward shine in England?

The experienced performer has the ability and he’d be an intriguing signing for the Reds.

In 237 appearances for Olympiacos he has scored 74 goals and registered 71 assists, largely playing as a No.10.

With that in mind, he’s certainly a player that Forest could welcome into their ranks.

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Hughton has made his team more solid at the back in recent weeks but playing between the lines and creating chances has proved difficult.

Fortounis could be a welcome addition and he’d certainly offer an injection of quality in an area which Forest are desperately short in.

Of course, the big risk is that he isn’t proven in this country and may need some time to adapt to the English game.

As he’d likely only be on loan, however, he might just be a risk worth taking.

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