The case of Fuad Basirou caused a lot of problems for the planning committee of Omonia, before the decision was made to finally proceed with his transfer. And the reason is none other than the fact that his participations in last season are counted on the fingers of one hand.
The 31-year-old international with the Comoros midfielder recorded only three appearances with Nottingham Forest, with the last (took 32 minutes) on January 30, 2021 (his only participation in the Championship), while a few days earlier (23/1) he had played for one half. in a cup match with Swansea. He made his debut on 5/9/20 in a League Cup match, but then suffered a serious muscle injury in his thigh, which left him out until January.
And although he returned to action earlier this year, Bassirou, apparently affected by his injury, could not win a place in the starting line-up, nor in his coach's rotation, so not only was he not used again but he was permanently out of action. . However, his abstention from action does not date back to January, as in March (25/3 and 29/3) he played with his national team, in official games, against Togo and Egypt.
As it is understood, in Omonia they bet a lot on the quality and abilities of the footballer and that is why they decided to deal with him despite his significant inaction.
Something that could have been “dangerous” if we were earlier in the transfer window and the greens were looking for a player to help immediately in the effort to enter the groups, but with Europe “locked”, it is understood that the transfer of Basirou was aimed at the 31-year-old to contribute to the effort of the other big goal, namely to defend the title of champion, but of course also for further European distinction, in the group stage (either the Europa League or the Conference League).
And with that in mind, the former Malm παί player (98 appearances from January 2018 to summer 2020), whose value had exceeded one million (2019), is… a nice addition, with the greens even hoping that he will develop into something more than that and will be able, when he is at the desired stage of readiness, to gain a leading role in the team.