A report by The Sun has claimed that Harry Toffolo is still on the radar of Olympiacos but Steve Cooper must be pleading for Nottingham Forest to keep hold of him.

The left-sided wing-back signed for Forest from Huddersfield in the summer. He’s behind Renan Lodi in the pecking order but has played well when called upon more often than not.

Toffolo came on in the closing stages of last night’s victory against Southampton. He does offer some energy from the substitutes bench and right now he’s one of only two left-backs that are fit.

Forest must keep Toffolo
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Omar Richards is yet to play for the Reds since his summer move from Bayern Munich. He hasn’t recovered from a hairline fracture and hasn’t started training with the team yet.

As a result, losing Toffolo doesn’t bear thinking about. If anything were to happen to Lodi then the team would be struggling for a natural option to play there at a pivotal time in the campaign.

Worryingly this news has come from Konstantino Lianos. He is a journalist with The Sun and in the summer transfer window, he was rarely wide of the mark with his Forest content.

Toffolo is in his first season as a Premier League player. It always seemed as though he’d be added as a squad option but it’s unlikely he’s kicking up a stink about not playing regularly.

Forest must keep hold of Toffolo

Going to Olympiacos might be a nice thought. Sunny weather, glorious facilities and a chance to rub shoulders with some top players currently operating at the Greek champions.

Ahead of Toffolo in Athens, however, would be Marcelo. With that in mind, would it really be wise for the ex-Huddersfield player to swap the City Ground for Olympiacos – and would he be any better off?

Evangelos Marinakis is in between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, he wants Olympiacos to push on up their division but on the other, he can’t do that at the expense of Forest’s place in the Premier League.

Forest must keep Toffolo
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Olympiacos do have other targets, thankfully. Given they signed some stellar signings in the summer, perhaps it makes sense that Marinakis will target a bigger name for their left-back spot.

Taking Toffolo away from Forest right now doesn’t make sense. If something happened to Lodi it would be seriously detrimental to their season and Toffolo would be better off staying put.

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