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Forest confirm permanent signings of O’Brien and Toffolo – Sporting Life

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Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signings of Huddersfield duo Harry Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien for a reported £10million fee.

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The pair join up with Forest ahead of their Premier League return, for a reported £10million, after they both enjoyed impressive seasons in the Championship last term.

Left-back Toffolo, who had one year left on his contract with the Terriers, said on the club’s official website: “I’m extremely delighted to be ., to be able to join a football club with this much stature is fantastic and to have the opportunity to . in the Premier League is something I couldn’t turn down.

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“I’m excited, really looking forward to meeting the lads and we want to push forward in this division. We’ll push each other every day and we’ve got a fantastic squad being put together.

“I’m a .er who wears his heart on his sleeve and I’m someone that will fight for the badge and for the team every single minute and now I can’t wait to get started.”

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Toffolo was announced as Nottingham Forest’s eighth summer recruit and 23-year-old midfielder O’Brien quickly became number nine after he agreed a “long-term” contract.

O’Brien added: “I’m delighted to join Nottingham Forest at such an exciting time. Having .ed at the City Ground last season I’ve experienced the atmosp. and when the opportunity came about to join Forest, it was a no-brainer for me.

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“You only have to look at Forest’s turnaround last season to see that something special is happening . at the moment, and after my first conversation with Steve Cooper it was obvious we both share the same vision and I’m buzzing to be part of the project.

“The fans turn out in their numbers week after week and they’ve waited so long for Premier League football. It’s now up to myself and the rest of the team to make sure we keep a smile on their faces.”

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Boss Cooper added: “Harry is an excellent addition to the squad and adds quality and depth to a position that we were keen to strengthen this summer.

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“We saw first hand last season how effective Harry can be from wide positions and he’s also a .er that wants to continue his improvement and we, as a coaching staff, look forward to helping him with that and we look forward to welcoming him to the group.

“We are delighted to secure the signing of Lewis O’Brien and we are thrilled to get this one over the line. He was one of the standout .ers in the Championship last season and possesses many of the qualities that we are looking for to strengthen the midfield unit.”

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