NOTTINGHAM FOREST are close to signing Greek keeper Stefanos Kapino – just weeks after he was kicked out of owner Angelos Marinakis’s old club Olympiacos.
Former international number one Kapino left his homeland when his contact was settled up early because of a serious of disputes.
However, the 23-year-old turned up at Forest, also part of the Marinakis empire, and can join them as a free agent.
Kapino, who has nine caps, has not played since a row over his display in a defeat to Aek Athens in October.
And he now becomes the FIFTH senior keeper at Forest.
Reports suggest Kapinos – once linked with Arsenal and Manchester United – is already in the midlands for a medical.
But Greek giants Olympiacos are yet to confirm he has been released.
If he has been freed, that means he can join another club, Forest, outside of the transfer window.
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Kapino started his career with Panathinaikos, drawing interest from Premier League clubs, plus Inter Milan and Napoli.
Instead he joined Bundesliga side Mainz 05 in 2014 and signed for Olympiacos a year later.
But after beginning this season as first-choice keeper he lost his place before the transfer window.
MLS clubs have also reportedly shown interest in Kapinos.
But now he is on the brink of completing a deal with mid-table Championship side Forest.
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