Former Rangers midfielder Barrie McKay is being tipped to end his Nottingham Forest misery this summer by joining Greek club Olympiacos according to the Nottingham Post.

The 23-year-old Paisley born winger joined The Reds from the Ibrox-based club last summer in a reported £500,000 deal but has found life at The City Ground difficult.

McKay made 28 appearances for Forest in all competitions in 2017/2018 in which he scored five goals. Just four of his outings have come under new Reds boss Aitor Karanka though, and the player may not feature in his manager’s long term plans.

It has now been reported that McKay could leave Forest just one year into his four-year deal with Greek club Olympiacos linked with the midfielder. The Piraeus giants are also owned by Reds owner Evangelos Marinakis meaning that a transfer could easily be agreed.

McKay started his senior career at Rangers after breaking through from the club’s academy system. The midfielder went on to make 140 appearances for The Gers, scoring 20 goals as the club rebuilt to rise from the bottom tier of the Scottish game to the Scottish Premiership.

Last summer’s move to Forest promised plenty but McKay’s face seemingly doesn’t fit with new boss Karanka and a move away from the club could benefit both parties.

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