Panagiotis Tachtsidis doesn’t appear to have a long-term future at Nottingham Forest after being loaned out from the City Ground just months into his debut season. The 28-year-old joined Forest on a free transfer from Olympiacos in September but was shipped to Leece in January after failing to make a single appearance – a buying option was included in the deal.
Tachtsidis is enjoying life in Italy, with the Greek international having featured in every Serie B game since his arrival. He has a 50% win ratio and has been on the losing side only twice in three months. The defensive-midfielder has made three assists in 10 appearances and could make his move permanent when the season comes to a close.
With the 28-year-old being a regular for Leece, it’s likely that the club will trigger his buying option this summer. Tachtsidis has another year on his contract, but it’s hard to see him returning to Forest. The Reds have Claudio Yacob, Ben Watson, Pele, Ryan Yates, Jack Colback, Adlene Guedioura, Liam Bridcutt for competition so he’s unlikely to get a sniff under Martin O’Neill.
The Serie B season ends on Saturday, May 11, with Leece’s final game against Spezia.