Nottingham Forest pair Costel Pantillimon and Claudio Yacob are said to be on the radar of Greek Superleague outfit Olympiacos F.C, according to NottinghamshireLive.
After the arrival of Albert Adomah and Aro Muric, Forest are looking to offload some squad members to balance the books, with Yacob and Pantillmon rumoured to be a target for their sister club over in Athens, with Evangelos Marinakis owning both Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest.
According to NottinghamshireLive, Yacob is the more likely of the two to be departing to the Mediterranean after finding his first team opportunities limited at the City Ground, making only 11 starts and 6 substitute appearances after the Argentine’s transfer from West Bromwich Albion in 2018 The 31 year old would be following the path of Hilal Soudani, after the Algerian international made the exact same switch in the summer, swapping Nottinghamshire for Athens.
The uncertainty of Pantillmon’s future at the club comes with the loan signing of highly rated stopper Aro Muric on loan from Manchester City, with Forest now finding themselves overloaded with goalkeepers and needing to offload one to balance it out. Muric’s supposed ability means he is likely to rip away the number 1 jersey from the Romanian giant, who after an impressive 15 clean sheets last season and undoubted ability and presence, won’t likely settle for playing second fiddle at the club.
Pantillmon signed a three year contract at the City Ground last summer, after a successful loan spell from Watford during the later half of the same season, in which he appeared 13 times between the sticks under Aitor Karanka.