Fouad Bachirou is close to ending his Nottingham Forest nightmare. According to Sport FM, he’s set to head to Cyprus where he will sign for Omonia Nicosia.
The Comoros international signed for the club last summer. He checked in from Malmo for £600,000 but has proved an unsuccessful signing to say the very least.
Bachirou picked up an injury in his very first outing against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup. After that he didn’t play again until January, managing another 77 minutes of first-team action.
The former Malmo man had previous experience of playing for Greenock Morton. His injury concerns at Forest suggest that his body perhaps wasn’t up to the English game.
He’s also played for Ostersunds during his career and now he will head to Cyprus. The 31-year-old has one year left on his current deal and will probably move permanently.
Bachirou will be joining a club on the up. They won the league last season, although they have already been dumped out of the Champions League.
He will get the chance to feature in a Europa League qualifying campaign, however, and that makes the move attractive.
What has gone wrong for Bachirou at Forest?
His troublesome hamstring problem hasn’t helped the international performer at all.
The Reds player never really managed to shake it off and he was given short shrift by Hughton.
Bachirou could well be a decent player but it’s fair to say he’s been a bizarre signing.
Although he performed well for Malmo, his only experience in Britain came in the Scottish lower leagues.
At 31 he will be desperate to play regular football and for Forest, it gets another player deemed surplus away from their books.