Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has opted to sign trialist Andreas Bouchalakis on a permanent deal according to the Nottingham Post.

The 24-year-old Greek midfielder has been put through his paces by The Reds in recent weeks with the club being prepared to take the player on a season-long loan deal from Olympiacos.

It has now been reported that Forest have instead opted to sign Bouchalakis on a permanent deal and the midfielder has penned a three-year contract at The City Ground. With the Sky Bet Championship club being owned by Olympiacos president Evangelos Marinakis, the Greek shipowner has opted to allow the player to move to England on a free transfer.

Bouchalakis started his career in his homeland with Greek minnows Gymnastics Club Ergotelis who he helped to promotion to the Super League Greece.

In summer 2013, the midfielder joined Greek giants Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee and the player has gone on to make 39 appearances, scoring three goals. Bouchalakis won three league titles and a Greek cup during his time in Piraeus.

The midfielder made just 17 appearances in all competitions for Olympiacos last season and with Bouchalakis expected to face a fight for his place again in the coming campaign, the player has been permitted to leave the Karaiskakis Stadium.