Fouad Bachirou is edging ever closer to a Nottingham Forest departure. Sport FM have claimed that Omonia have agreed on a deal in principal to sign the Reds midfield.

The reigning Cypriot champions have courted the 31-year-old for some time. Now, he looks set to end his Forest nightmare and head to Cyprus to continue his career.

The Comoros international has barely featured for the Reds. He started a Carabao Cup game against Barnsley last season but was injured during that game.

Forest didn’t see him for the remainder of that year, with his next outing coming during an FA Cup game away at Swansea – a game which the Reds lost 5-1.

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He then came on for half an hour during a 0-0 draw with Barnsley a week later, but that was it. His last appearance coming at the end of January 2021, banished back to the bomb squad by Chris Hughton.

Bachirou arrived at Forest with a decent reputation from Malmo. He made 98 appearances for the Swedish outfit and helped them to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.

 

He also has experience playing for Ostersunds and Greenock Morton, making for a really intriguing playing CV.

Offloading Bachirou is the right thing for Forest to do

The Reds still have some players left to get rid of but letting Bachirou go would certainly be a good start.

Clearly the physical demands of English football have proved too much for Bachirou with his body failing to recover after picking up an injury last August.

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Malmo FF’s Swedish midfielder Guillermo Molins (R) celebrates with Malmo FF’s Comorian midfielder Fouad Bachirou after scoring during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Malmo FF and FC Lugano at Malmo Stadium on October 24, 2019. (Photo by Andreas HILLERGREN / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT (Photo by ANDREAS HILLERGREN/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

The 18-cap international will go down as one of the club’s more bizarre signings in recent years and he won’t be missed on Trentside.

Harry Arter and Carl Jenkinson are both massively out of favour too. Their wages could hamper any deal being done for either of those two this season, however.

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