Soudani hints strongly at Nottingham Forest exit as he arrives in Greece

Nottingham Forest fans gesture during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town at City Ground on May 7, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

El Arabi Hilal Soudani started just one Championship game during a disappointing spell at Nottingham Forest - now he's heading to Olympiakos.

Algeria's Hilal Soudani celebrates after scoring a goal during their WC2014 qualifying football match against Mali on Septenber 10, 2013 in Blida. Algeria won 1-0.    AFP PHOTO FAROUK...

El Arabi Hilal Soudani has seemingly confirmed his departure from Nottingham Forest as he arrives in Greece to seal a move to Olympiakos, as reported by Sport 24.

One of the most influential African forwards of his generation arrived at the City Ground last summer hoping to fire Forest back to the promised land of the Premier League.

And after scoring 86 goals in 197 games during a superb spell at Dynamo Zagreb in which he won four Croatian league titles, Soudani looked like a real coup at just over £2 million (Nottingham Post).

 

Instead, his debut season with English football was interrupted by a series of injuries, limiting the 31-year-old to just six Championship appearances and a single start.

And it seems that his ill-fated spell in the East Midlands is now all but over, one year into a three-year deal.

Sport 24 has pictured Soudani arriving in Greece as he nears a move to Super League giants Olympiakos, who are looking to reclaim the domestic title after two seasons of disappointment.

Dinamo's forward El Arbi Hilal Soudani celebrates after scoring on September 18, 2014 during a UEFA Europa League match GNK Dinamo Zagreb vs. FC Astra Giurgiu at the Maksimir stadium in...

"I am very happy to be here in Greece and I think it will be a beautiful experience,” Soudani said, pretty much confirming that his Nottingham Forest spell is over.

And while Forest fans might not be too disappointed to see him go, it feels a shame that they never got to see Soudani perform to the best of his abilities in English football.

If he’d stayed fit, he could have been the missing piece Martin O’Neill’s side needed.

Algeria's Hilal Larbi Soudani reacts after the FIFA World Cup qualification football match between between Algeria and Zambia at Mohamed-Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine on September 5,...

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