Panagiotis Tachtsidis was expected to leave Nottingham Forest this summer after falling down the pecking order almost immediately after his arrival from Olympiacos last September. The 28-year-old failed to make a single appearance at the City Ground and was loaned out to Leece just months after joining Forest.
His loan move came with a buying option which has reportedly been triggered, subject to the terms of Leece’s promotion. It means Tachtsidis will be on his way out of the City Ground in the coming weeks to turn his move permanent at Leece. The Italian outfit finished second in Serie B with 66 points from 36 games and have returned to Serie A as a result.
Tachtsidis won’t be remembered fondly at Nottingham Forest, having only been on the bench once in the Championship before being shipped out to Italy. With Claudio Yacob, Ben Watson, Adlene Guedioura, Ryan Yates and Jack Colback for competition, the Greek international was left out of the matchday squad 19 times.
He’s been a regular at Leece ever since and will ironically now ply his trade in a division higher than the Reds. Forest signed Tachtsidis on a free transfer last year so it’s unlikely they will get much money for his sale this summer.