In an attempt to achieve promotion to the Premier League, Aitor Karanka’s attempting to overhaul his Nottingham Forest side to increase the likelihood of realising their promotion aspirations. And while Forest supporters can be excited with the prospect of arrivals, the nature of the game, is that departures will arise too. Recent reports indicate that Andreas Bouchalakis is poised to return to Greece.
As Nottinghamshire Live reports, the Greek international is primed to leave Forest despite joining from Olympiacos only 12 months ago. His Forest career had seemingly begun perfectly, having scored a brace against Brentford – which included a sensational strike. Yet, the midfielder has failed to display the same standard of performance on a continuous basis for the Reds.
In truth, there was palpable expectation that the 25-year-old would leave when Aitor Karanka assumed the reasonability of being the Nottingham Forest manager. Bouchalakis featured on only three occasions during the Spanish manager’s guidance, and while he is a decent player, it’s utterly illogical to retain his services if Karanka isn’t keen on his skillset.
As was demonstrated against Brentford, the Greek international possesses tremendous ability to shoot the ball from range. He is also an accomplished passer of the ball, and his intercepting skills is a notable attribute.
Despite his obvious strengths, there are areas of his game that need improvement. Bouchalakis often operates as a defensive midfielder, but he isn’t particularly strong when competing in aerial duels. He also needs to improve upon his tackling capabilities.
The Greek international is indeed a decent player, yet Karanka requires the very best to ensure that Forest are promoted to the top-flight of English football. Accordingly, the Reds shouldn’t be overly disappointed with Bouchalakis’s probable departure.
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