HomeTransfersNottingham Forest sign Belgian Mangala

Nottingham Forest sign Belgian Mangala

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Bundesliga – VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany – September 19, 2021 VfB Stuttgart’s Orel Mangala celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

(Reuters) – Nottingham Forest have signed Belgium midfielder Orel Mangala from German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart, the promoted Premier League club said on Sunday.

Forest did not disclose financial details but Sky Sports reported that they had agreed a deal for 12.7 million pounds ($15.45 million) for the 24-year-old, taking their spending during the close season to over 73 million pounds.

Mangala, who has signed a long-term contract with Forest, played 29 games in all competitions for Stuttgart last season and scored one goal. He made his international debut this year and has earned two caps.

Forest have been busy during the summer transfer window, signing former Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard on a free transfer.

They have also recruited Dean Henderson, Taiwo Awoniyi, Brandon Aguilera, Neco Williams, Giulian Biancone, Wayne Hennessey, Moussa Niakhate, Omar Richards, Harry Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien.

($1 = 0.8220 pounds)

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)