Forest were loosely linked with a move for Olympiacos midfielder Kostas Fortounis during the January transfer window.

According to ENWSI, Evangelos Marinakis was considering sending the Greece international to the City Ground.

Some reports had claimed a falling out between the maestro and Olympiacos boss Pedro Martins; although that might have just proved paper talk.

Olympiacos FC v FC Porto: Group C - UEFA Champions League
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Despite some supporters not being massive advocates of the overseas transfer approach, the 28-year-old boasts significant quality.

He’s certainly kicked on since the turn of the year and is showcasing his undoubted talents to his current team.

Fortounis has scored three times in his last four outings and also registered an assist during that time.

His tally of assists for the campaign is now up at 11 and he has 19 goal contributions in total for the Greek giants.

Forest signed James Garner and Filip Krovinovic to bolster their creative ranks during January with both proving successful.

 

Fortounis might have proved a decent addition though, even if it was only paper talk at the time.

His ability to play as a number 10 or in central midfield would have been useful to Chris Hughton for the second half of the campaign.

The man with 54 caps for his country has really kicked on since the turn of the year with his stock still relatively high.

In June 2018, West Ham were linked with a move for the midfielder.

A bid of £15 million was rejected by Marinakis and that offers a glowing reference to the international performer.

Olympiacos FC v Manchester City: Group C - UEFA Champions League
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Forest might not be too disgruntled with how their January signings have done.

It would have been very exciting and deeply interesting to see just how Fortounis would have taken to life in the Championship though.

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