Nottingham Forest added Josh Bowler to their ranks in the summer before sending him straight out to Olympiacos on loan.
Now, the 23-year-old has told The Mirror that he couldn’t say no to Forest when they came calling in the summer.
Forest also have another player who is currently on loan at Olympiacos, with Hwang Ui-jo also in Greece.
The most intriguing move, however, was the decision by the Reds to send Bowler over to Greece for the season.
As a result, he faces a long wait for his debut and it will be interesting to see what Forest do have planned for him.
In the short term, it could be an idea for the club to bring him back to the City Ground.
Olympiacos have appointed Michel as the club’s new manager and Bowler has failed to feature under him.
That doesn’t bode well and it makes zero sense having Bowler sat on the bench when he could be playing somewhere else.
Blackpool would definitely take him back for half a season and perhaps that could be an option.
Following his summer move, Bowler has now been discussing the switch from the North West to Greece, via Nottingham.
He told The Sunday Mirror (Print Edition): “I couldn’t say no to Nottingham Forest and the chance to play abroad in Greece with such an iconic team was really exciting.”
Bowler spent last season at Blackpool having been signed for the club by Neil Critchley following promotion to the Championship.
In total, he made 52 appearances for the Tangerines, scoring 10 goals and registering three assists.
Forest added Bowler and the plan for him will be intriguing
If the Reds do find themselves back in the Championship next season, Bowler could prove ideal.
Should Forest avoid relegation, however, Bowler might still have to wait patiently for a chance to shine.
That could result in another loan spell and perhaps the tricky winger really is viewed as one for the future.
Bowler is proven in the Championship and he was largely impressive in the game at the City Ground last season.
It will be intriguing to see what the future holds for Bowler on Trentside.