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Stefanos Kapino not making Nottingham Forest regret summer sale

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Stefanos Kapino not making Nottingham Forest regret summer sale

The Greek international has suffered with injury since leaving Forest for Werder Bremen.

This summer saw Nottingham Forest allow Greek goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino leave the club after just seven months at the City Ground.

His arrival was seen as a positive one among the Nottingham Forest fans. Signed on a free transfer from chairman Evangelos Marinakis’ first love Olympiakos, he was a player with pedigree. He made his international debut aged just 17 and was dubbed a wonderkid by many.

However, in the four games he played for Nottingham Forest, he looked decidedly shaky and this summer he was allowed to head back to Germany, where he had previously played for Mainz.

 

Kapino joined Werder Bremen in a deal reportedly worth an initial €300,000 (£267,000) which, according to Weser Kurier, could rise to €1 million (£890,000).  

CARDIFF, WALES – APRIL 21:Kenneth Zohore of Cardiff City chips keeper Stefanos Kapino of Nottingham Forest only for is shot to be cleared off the line during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest at the Cardiff City Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

He was set to try and push the Czech Republic stopper Jiri Pavlenka for the number one spot at the club. However, Nottingham Forest fans will not feel like they are missing out.

Kapino has not yet featured in a matchday squad for Bremen. He suffered a thigh injury just a week after signing and only started resuming light training again a fortnight ago. With impressive 18-year-old Luca Plogmann establishing himself on the bench, Kapino now has a battle on his hands getting into the Bremen squad once fully fit.

Nottingham forest snapped up the former wonderkid for free, made a profit and it does not look like they will live to regret it. Pretty good business.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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