According to Paul Taylor of Nottinghamshire Live, Panagiotis Tachtsidis is ‘expected to complete a move’ to Leece this summer. The Nottingham Forest midfielder has spent the second-half of the season on loan with the Italian Serie B outfit and hasn’t missed a league game since his January arrival.
Tachtsidis has made 16 appearances for Leece, making three assists, and has clearly impressed enough to earn a permanent move. The 28-year-old failed to make an appearance for Forest since joining the club from Olympiacos in September 2018, likely down to the stiff competition for places.
This season, Forest have had Ryan Yates, Jack Colback, Ben Watson, Adlene Guedioura, Claudio Yacob and Pele at their disposal. Liam Bridcutt has been a victim of so much depth too as he’s been unable to get out of the reserves. Tachtsidis made the Reds’ matchday squad once in 2018/19 – against Sheffield United on November 3 – and was never seen again.
A buying option was agreed by Leece when they brought in the Greek defensive-midfielder in January and he shouldn’t break the bank to sign this summer. Tachtsidis was a freebie for Forest, so it’s hard to see them requesting any money for a player who’d be leaving for nothing in 2020 anyway.