Goalkeeper Kapino signs contract with Nottingham
Exiled goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino has finally got the move he was waiting for, signing for English Championship club Nottingham Forest on Thursday.
The once highly thought of 23-year old joins Nottingham Forest on an 18-month contract, transferring to the English outfit as a free agent following the cancellation of his Olympiacos contract. On the club’s official website, Nottingham announced the deal: “Kapino has signed an 18-month deal with the club after leaving leaving Olympiacos at the end of a two-and-a-half year stay with the Greek champions. The 23-year old has experienced playing in both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League and has now joined up with Aitor Karanka’s side for his first taste of life in England.”
Kapino had been Olympiacos’ number one goalkeeper before the 2017/2018 season started, however a series of errors led to him losing his place in the team. After the dramatic 2:3 loss to AEK Athens, the Thrylos opted to demote Kapino to the reserves. According to reports, his contract with Olympiacos was terminated at the end of January. Given that Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis holds the same position at Nottingham, the Greek businessman is well aware of Kapino’s potential.
Stefanos Kapino started his senior career at Panathinaikos, then playing at Mainz 05 in Germany before moving to Olympiacos. Kapino boasts nine senior caps for the Greek national team.