Report: Nottingham Forest hit issues in Karim Ansarifard move

Nottingham Forest manager \ head coach Aitor Karanka during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United at City Ground on August 29, 2018 in...

Karim Ansarifard is being tipped to follow Panagiotis Tachtsidis from Olympiakos to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.

Karim Ansarifard and Rouzbeh Cheshmi of Iran celebrate at full time during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Morocco and Iran at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 15,...

Nottingham Forest might have brought in 14 new players during the summer transfer window but Aitor Karanka has not stopped there.

Greek international Panagiotis Tachtsidis arrived at the City Ground on a free transfer on Wednesday while, according to The Mail, Forest are in talks to sign 31-year-old Claudio Yacob, who was released by West Brom at the end of last season.


And despite missing out on Karim Ansarifard on deadline day, it seems that Forest are still hopeful of a deal for the Iranian international.

Like Tachtsidis, Ansarifard is a free agent after having his contract cancelled by Olympiakos, the Greek giants who are also owned by Forest chief Evangelos Marinakis.

A file picture taken on September 17, 2013 in Piraeus prior to the Olympiakos and Paris Saint-Germain Champions League football match shows Evangelos Marinakis (R), the president of...

The Mail claims that Nottingham Forest have talked to the 28-year-old, who featured in this summer’s World Cup. The problem is, however, Ansarifard would struggle to obtain a work permit in order to play in England.

Ansarifard enjoyed a brilliant season for Olympiakos in 2017/18, scoring 18 goals in 27 games in all competitions. He has also earned 64 caps for his country, netting an impressive 17 goals.

Karim Ansarifard of Iran celebrates with teammate Milad Mohammadi  after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Iran and Portugal at...

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