Nottingham Forest made the decision to sign Josh Bowler from Blackpool on deadline day, with the player heading straight to Olympiacos on loan for the season.
Now, it’s emerged that Evangelos Marinakis has further bolstered his left-hand side options by allowing Carlos Corberan to sign Real Madrid legend Marcelo on a free transfer.
The Reds will hope that Bowler can play lots of football during 2022/23. He will become a big player for the Reds in the future and playing with Marcelo can only help him.
The 23-year-old had made a decent start to the campaign with Blackpool. He had found the net twice and his performance levels had been largely good.
Bowler nearly joined Forest in January. Then, he chose to stay with the Tangerines as they harboured ambitions of reaching the Championship play-offs.
His decision didn’t prove a wise one, as Forest did reach the Premier League. Ultimately, it was an admirable one and the Reds parted with £4 million to sign him this summer.
Now, he will be rubbing shoulders with a true giant of the game. Olympiacos have added the former Real Madrid man and he should help Bowler develop as a player.
Marcelo is a serial trophy winner. He helped Locs Blancos win five Champions League titles and six La Liga trophies during his time at the Bernabeu.
The 34-year-old spent 15 years at the club, making 546 appearances and laying on 103 assists. Now, he will be hoping to help Olympiacos lift the Greek Super League title once more.
Forest sign Bowler and he will fancy linking up with Marcelo
It was perhaps storage that the Reds opted to loan Bowler straight out. He is direct and that’s exactly the kind of player that Forest are perhaps lacking.
Still, he will gain invaluable experience from playing in the Europa League and he will also turn out in front of some huge crowds in Greece.
Marcelo looks like a remarkable signing. The Olympiacos squad has a lot of quality and he should help bring the best out of the team’s younger players.
Forest will hope to see Bowler shine in Athens. The Reds have big plans for the player’s future but first, he will hope to strike up a fearsome left-sided partnership with Marcelo.