However, having impressed during a recent trial period, a compromise has now been reached and the relevant paperwork will be put in place on Monday.
"It's still a one-year deal but we have enhanced it," County chairman Ray Trew told the Nottingham Evening Post.
"We've met in the middle and we are glad to have finally agreed terms with him.
"We were not confident at this moment in time to give him two years. If he performs on the pitch, we will give him an extension to the contract."