Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis has reached out to the Forest faithful to explain the future of the club under his leadership following their mixed start to the season.
Forest were one of the busiest sides once more this summer, signing 14 players including a mammoth 7 on deadline day in a bid to further strengthen their squad.
It takes the number of arrivals (on loan or permanently) to 42 across the three transfer windows that they have been a Premier League side, more than any other side including the big-spending Chelsea side that they beat 1-0 last weekend courtesy of a goal from summer addition Anthony Elanga.
It was their second win of the season, while both of their defeats so far have come at the hands of the “big six” and by just a single goal, vastly improved on some of the hefty beatings that they suffered last campaign.
Now owner Evangelos Marinakis has reached out to the supporters to reveal his lofty goals for the club, and his vision for their future.
In an open letter to the fans, Marinakis explained: ‘Our vision is clear and unwavering: we are on a path to re-establish Nottingham Forest as a dominant force in English football.
‘We are investing in youth development, nurturing young talent, and building a squad that can compete at the highest level for years to come.
‘The plan was very clear and well calculated. It was the culmination of months of analysis and research, collaborative meetings with our staff, and the relentless pursuit of some of the best talent in world football.
‘When players of the quality of those we have brought in this summer choose Nottingham Forest over the other dominant European clubs chasing their signatures, they choose us because they have fully invested in what we want to achieve.’
Currently 9th in the early season running, Forest face a winless Burnley before another tough clash with Manchester City when they return from the international break, but will be hoping that the money spent equals drastic improvements on the pitch this season, and a return towards European football.