Nottingham Forest forward Hillal Soudani is edging closer to a move to Olympiacos, according to Greek outlet Red King.

The Algerian performer made a promising start to life at the City Ground but missed the second half of the campaign through injury.

 

The 31-year-old played in eight games for the Reds netting twice.

His last outing in a red shirt came in the EFL Cup defeat to Burton Albion, where boss Aitor Karanka made 10 changes and Forest exited the competition.

With the Spanish boss now departed it would appear that Forest are keen to move Soudani on.

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Martin O’Neill knows he must trim the squad this summer and this could spark some life into Forest’s transfer activity.

The report suggests that Soudani is due in Greece today to complete a deal to link up with the Greek outfit.

It doesn’t suggest what sort of deal it will be, but it would be no surprise to see Soudani leave the Reds on a permanent basis.

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It doesn’t really come as too much of a surprise to see Soudani depart the City Ground.

Whilst he showed early glimpses of quality, he struggled to hold down a regular place in the team under Karanka.

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Quite simply, Forest needs a better quality of player if they are to progress.

With Evangelos Marinakis owning both Olympiacos and the Reds, it seems good business that Forest will receive a fee for a player who featured just eight times.

His departure could boost O’Neill’s chances of him adding to his group, whilst it also gets some sizeable wages away from the budget.