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Ambitious Abdoun

25 July 2013

New Nottingham Forest signing Djamel Abdoun has spoken of his delight in returning to England after completing his switch to The City Ground.

The 27 year old has signed a three-year deal with The Reds after moving for an undisclosed fee from Greek champions Olympiacos.

After a brief loan spell with Manchester City in 2007, Abdoun admits that he has always wanted to return to play in England and that he cannot wait to get his career started on Trentside.

He told Forest Player: "I am very happy to sign for this historic club and it is a big opportunity for me to prove my ability. Adlene Guedioura told me many great things about this football club so I am delighted to be here.

"At Olympiacos I played in the Champions League but Nottingham Forest have already won two European Cups and with the size of the club, we should be playing in the Premier League."

Abdoun was a pivotal figure for Olympiacos during his time there and believes that he can help The Reds claim a place back in the top flight of English football.

He said: "The objective for this season is to get promotion because the city and the football club should be in the Premier League. That is the aim for the players, the chairman, the manager and the supporters and we will be working really hard to deliver it."

The full interview with Abdoun is now available on Forest Player.

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