Nottingham Forest have taken Olympiacos winger Andreas Bouchalakis on trial with a season long loan likely if he impresses, according to Nottingham Post journalist Paul Taylor.
Bouchalakis plays in midfield and he would be the Reds’ second signing of summer, following Scottish striker Jason Cummings through the entrance doors of The City Ground, if he impresses on trial.
The 24-year-old is a Greece under 21 international with plenty of potential, though he is not part of Olympiacos manager Besnik Hasi’s plans going forward.
Evangelos Marinakis owns both Forest and Olympiacos and the deal is thought to be similar to the sort of deal that saw the East Midlands club sign former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami last summer if Mark Warburton judges him as good enough.
News of this likely incoming will undoubtedly concern Forest supporters after Kasami’s poor season with the East Midlands club, though this time the managerial staff will get a say on whether they sign him or not.
Forest do need some extra bodies in midfield ahead of the new season, but whether Bouchalakis is that man, who is something of an unknown quantity, will be left for Warburton to decide after a trial.
Nottingham Forest fans… What do you make of this likely signing? Is bringing him on trial before making a decision a good decision by Warburton? Let us know what you think in the comments below!