Sky: Medical scheduled as Nottingham Forest poised to sign 23-year-old international
Nottingham Forest are on the verge of signing ex-Olympiakos goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino for free, according to a report.
Sky Sports News has revealed that the Reds are closing in on the top-flight stopper after the 23-year-old had his contract cancelled by the Greek giants.
The Tricky Trees owner Evangelos Marinakis is only too aware of Kapino’s capabilities because he is also the owner of Olympiakos.
Due to the annulment of the agreement previously held between two parties, it means that Aitor Karanka can make his move on the player for nothing.
A medical ahead of the planned move is due to go ahead.
Only at the end of the January transfer window did Forest sign Costel Pantilimon on a loan move from Watford and the huge Romanian made his debut against Fulham at the weekend.
Football Insider verdict:
This transfer seems to be imminent and it is now just a matter of time before it goes ahead. Exactly why the Reds seem to be stockpiling goalkeepers though is questionable, having already signed Pantilimon on deadline day. There have been a host of new signings to the City Ground throughout the transfer window and once this one goes through, Karanka will need to be given time to embed in the arrivals so that the Spanish boss can present a team that is his own and not that of his predecessor.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Forest close in on a deal for left-sided flyer.