Promotion-winning Nottingham Forest man Philip Zinckernagel looks set to sign for Olympiacos ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
According to To 10 in Greece, Evangelos Marinakis has moved to take him to Greece; with Forest beginning to look at other options for the number 10 role.
It was claimed shortly after promotion that Dane Murphy would turn his attention towards keeping the club’s loan players.
With Djed Spence close to signing for Tottenham, Zinckernagel looks like being another player that Forest aren’t going to sign.
In fairness, it sounds like Forest have big plans. Morgan Gibbs-White has been linked with a City Ground move, with other attackers likely to sign too.
Therefore, it seems as though the Reds have moved on from Zinckernagel. The 27-year-old scored seven goals and claimed 10 assists last season as Forest won promotion.
Zinckernagel would have dearly loved a crack at the Premier League. Ultimately, Forest will target some big-name signings this summer and that includes attackers.
Zinckernagel would have been a useful addition to complement the squad. There would have been no certainties over his ability to perform regularly in the Premier League, however.
A medical is set to take place in Greece in the next 24 hours, according to the report. He should sign a permanent deal, with Watford looking to get him off the books.
Interestingly, this signing could be bad news for Joao Carvalho.
Towards the end of the 2021/22 campaign he’d established himself as a regular at Olympiacos yet now Zinckernagel could take his place.
Zinckernagel set for Olympiacos and he’d have been a decent signing for Forest
This is a bit of a shame from a Forest perspective.
Zinckernagel was largely impressive last season and he was a very undervalued member of the team.
Clearly, the fact that Marinakis has vowed to let Cooper spend has seen the club judge the loanees from last season with a smidgen less sentiment involved.
Still, Zinckernagel would have provided decent backup.
He can operate on the flank or as a number 10 and even if a big-name recruit is added, the Danish performer would have still done a job.
Now, his arrival at Olympiacos looks imminent and Forest fans will hope for some signings of their own in the coming weeks.