Watford are willing to sell Nottingham Forest target Philip Zinckernagel with Olympiacos keen to sign him, according to The Sun.

The 27-year-old was on loan at Forest during 2021/22. He helped the club win promotion and Dane Murphy is keen to bring him back this summer.

The Hornets swapped places with Forest last season following their relegation from the Premier League.

Olympiacos do have Champions League football on the horizon this season and that could tempt Zinckernagel.

The Evangelos Marinakis-owned team face Maccabi Haifa next month in a two-legged contest.

Olympiacos keen to sign Zinckernagel
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As ever, the aim will be to reach the group stages and they’ll hope to complete a few new signings by then.

Zinckernagel’s form at Forest saw him quietly slip under the radar last season.

Although consistency was sometimes a concern, the Reds’ number 10 went about his business in a professional style.

He finished the campaign with seven goals and 10 assists and he was a pivotal part of Steve Cooper’s team.

Zinckernagel’s work rate was arguably second to none. He did a lot of work when it came to tracking back and that didn’t go unnoticed.

It has previously been reported that the Danish performer would only cost £2 million.

If that is the case, Cooper must insist that Zinckernagel returns to the City Ground on a permanent basis.

Olympiacos keen to sign Zinckernagel but Forest return would be ideal

It’s easy to think that Zinckernagel might not be capable of becoming a first-team regular in the Premier League.

Forest won’t just need regular starters though, they’ll also need some strength in depth, with nine subs available next season.

Zinckernagel would be an improvement on some of the Reds’ other options for attacking positions.

Olympiacos keen to sign Zinckernagel
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He would also possess the quality to make an impact whenever he was called upon during the season.

Olympiacos may be keen to land Zinckernagel and that’s no surprise given the impact he had at Forest.

Cooper would surely welcome him back into his ranks, however, and as a result, Marinakis should instead take him to Forest this summer.

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