Out of favour Nottingham Forest striker Apostolos Vellios is being linked with a move to Greek giants Olympiacos this summer according to the Nottingham Post.

The 26-year-old Thessaloniki born frontman has made just 12 appearances for The Reds this season while Forest have not scored in the last seven fixtures in which he has played a part.

The Reds boss Aitor Karanka is expected to make a number of players available for transfer at The City Ground in the summer and according to reports in the Greek media, striker Vellios could make the switch to Olympiacos in a bid to get his career back on track.

Vellios started his career in his native Greece with hometown club Iraklis where he went on to make 22 senior appearances in which he netted four goals.

In January 2011, the forward move to English Premier League club Everton for a transfer fee of just £250,000. Vellios struggled to make the grade at Goodison Park and the player was loaned out to Blackpool before going on to have short spells with Belgian club Lierse, Danish outfit FC Vestsjaelland and Iraklis for a second time.

Vellios joined current club Forest in summer 2016 but the Greek international has managed just seven goals for the Sky Bet Championship club and his days at The City Ground look numbered.


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