Apostolos Vellios could be on his way out of Nottingham Forest this summer after falling down the pecking order. After being deemed surplus to requirements at the City Ground, the 27-year-old was shipped out on loan in a bid to find some form or put himself in the shop window for another club, but neither has happened and he finds his career at a crossroads.
Vellios has made 45 appearances in all competitions for Forest, scoring eight goals. He joined the East Midlands club from Iraklis in 2016. His last outing for the Reds came against Bolton Wanderers on May 6, 2018 and it doesn’t look likely that he’ll add to his tally. The Greek international was loaned out to Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Waasland-Beveren but hasn’t made the desired impact.
He’s scored four goals in 18 games and has made just two appearances since the turn of the year. Vellios’ last goal for the club came against Royal Antwerp on December 15, 2018. If Forest were monitoring his progress, Belgian football journalist Sven Claes says they won’t have been happy with what they’ve seen.
He told Nottinghamshire Live in mid-March that Vellios fell down the pecking order despite the club struggling for form and has endured a less than successful loan spell overall. He has one year remaining on his deal at the City Ground, but it’s hard to see Forest willingly keeping the centre-forward. Whether they can find a suitor remains to be seen, however.