According to SDNA, Olympiacos are nearing a move for Hillal Soudani. The Nottingham Forest striker is still recovering from a serious knee injury but may not return to the City Ground by the time the new season starts. Soudani joined Forest from Dinamo Zagreb in July 2018 and his last appearance for the Reds was against Burton Albion in October’s EFL Cup clash.
The 31-year-old still has two years left on his deal, but it doesn’t appear he will see them out at Forest. Evangelos Marinakis wants to move him on to raise funds for new arrivals. Whether Martin O’Neill will sign a replacement for Soudani remains to be seen, however, as the Reds will still have Lewis Grabban, Daryl Murphy, Karim Ansarifard and Tyler Walker in attack.
Fans may feel they never got to see the real Soudani, given the Algerian international scored 86 goals in 196 games for Zagreb and 22 in 49 games for his national team. He played for just two months before spending the remainder of his debut season on the treatment table and could be sold as he makes his recovery.
Clearly Forest have decided he’s surplus to requirements, although O’Neill hasn’t had the pleasure of seeing him play since becoming manager in January.