Date: 25th July 2023 at 10:31am
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Forward Anthony Elanga has departed Manchester United to join Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal.

Forest confirmed on Tuesday morning that the attacker had officially signed for the club, penning a five-year-deal that will run until the summer of 2028.

Elanga, 21, joined the youth setup at United back in 2015 and broke into the first team setup during the 2020/21 season, making his debut during a Premier League clash against Leicester City.

He then enjoyed a successful 2021/22 season, making 27 appearances across all competitions and scoring eight goals, but he struggled for game time last term during Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge at Old Trafford.

In total, the Sweden international made 26 appearances across all competitions, but only started five Premier League games with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Antony preferred in the wide attacking roles.

Elanga has joined Nottingham Forest on a five-year-deal

Elanga, who was named United’s Young Player of the Year in 2020, becomes Forest’s third signing of the summer after full-back Ola Aina joined from Torino, and Chris Wood made his loan move from Newcastle United a permanent one.

At international level, Elanga was handed his senior debut in March last year and has now made 12 appearances for Sweden, scoring three goals.

The Swede’s versatility will appeal to Forest boss Steve Cooper, with Elanga able to play on either flank or as a central forward.

Cooper will be hoping that the former Red Devil can help his side once again avoid relegation from the top flight, following their successful battle for survival last term.

While the fee for Elanga’s move hasn’t been officially announced by either club, it is believed to be in the region of £15 million.

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