Anthony Elanga has completed a move to join Nottingham Forest on a five-year deal
Nottingham Forest has secured the signing of 21-year-old forward Anthony Elanga from Manchester United for a reported fee of £15 million. Elanga has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League club.
The Swedish talent first made his breakthrough into the Manchester United first team in 2021 under Ralf Rangnick but found limited playing time under Erik ten Hag during the last season. Despite his limited opportunities, Elanga is highly regarded as a bright prospect, making 21 Premier League starts and 18 substitute appearances for the Red Devils, scoring three goals in total.
Elanga expressed his excitement about the move, stating that it is a proud moment for him and his family. He sees Nottingham Forest as the perfect next step in his career and is eager to showcase his skills in front of the Forest fans at the City Ground.
Known for his versatility in the attacking third, Elanga is a right-sided winger but can also operate on the left or as a central forward. His signing aligns with Forest’s vision to invest in promising young talents who have the potential to increase in value under the guidance of manager Steve Cooper.
This is Nottingham Forest’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of former Chelsea and Fulham full-back Ola Aina as a free agent.
Forest remains engaged in negotiations to bring back Elanga’s former Manchester United teammate, Dean Henderson, who spent last season on loan at the club as their goalkeeper. The discussions involve a potential permanent transfer or another loan with an option to buy in the future.
With Elanga’s arrival, Forest adds an exciting attacking option to their squad and prepares for a promising 2023-24 campaign in the Premier League.