Nottingham Forest striker Apostolos Vellios is edging closer to a permanent departure from the club.

The 27-year-old is close to joining Greek Super League side Atromitos, as per a report by SeatPitch.

Vellios joined the Reds in June 2016 from Iraklis for a fee of £950,000 and was initially a hit at the City Ground. He scored six goals in his first season in the Championship.

However, he soon fell down the pecking order with the Reds and made just 14 appearances in all competitions during the 2017/18 campaign, where he scored twice.

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Vellios was then loaned out to Belgian side Waasland-Beveren for last season and is now set to leave on a permanent deal with him not part of Martin O’Neill’s plans.

The Greek striker is returning to his native country with Atromitos, who finished fourth in the Greek Super League last season and will be playing in the Europa League.

Vellios, who is a Greece international with eight caps to his name, started his career at Iraklis before he moved to England to join Everton in 2011 for just £250,000. He went onto make 24 appearances for the Toffees’ first-team, scoring three times.

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He also had a loan spell at Blackpool before leaving Goodison Park for spells at Lierse, FC Vestsjælland and Iraklis prior to moving back to England.

Vellios will now be looking forward to a new chapter back in Greece with Atromitos.


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