Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Olympiacos winger Djamel Abdoun for an undisclosed fee.The Algerian international, who has 11 caps to his name, has signed a three-year deal at The City Ground after leaving the Greek champions.
The 27 year old was raised in France and spent his youth career with Paris Saint-Germain and Ajaccio before opting to further his career with Greek side Kavala.
He wasted no time in making an impact, racking up the most assists in the 2010-11 Greek Superleague to develop a reputation as one of the division’s top players.
Despite his form Kavala were relegated, but Abdoun was handed an immediate return to the top flight with a move to Greek giants Olympiacos.
He quickly became an important figure for the Athens outfit, racking up 28 appearances in his first season as they scooped a second successive league title.
He remained a pivotal figure in 2012-13, notching eight goals in a campaign which saw him pick up another league winners’ medal and experience Champions League football against the likes of Arsenal and Schalke.
This isn’t Abdoun’s first foray into England – he had a brief loan spell at Manchester City in 2007 – and Forest manager Billy Davies is confident that the winger will be a big threat to opposition defences this season.
Abdoun’s shirt sponsorship is now available from £645 + VAT. For more information, call the Commercial team on 0115 982 4450, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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