Nottingham Forest have this afternoon officially confirmed the signing of Huddersfield Town defender Harry Toffolo.
The Reds have finally closed the deal after a frantic day when things seemed to be in doubt at one point.
Forest have bolstered their squad with a player who was on the losing side when the Reds claimed promotion to the Premier League.
Toffolo was instrumental in helping the Terriers defy the odds and end a 23-year wait to return to the top division.
Toffolo is a left-sided wing-back. He was in bolstering form last season, scoring six goals and claiming eight assists for the Terriers.
Lewis O’Brien has also agreed to join Forest and he should be announced very soon.
The duo will take Forest’s tally of signings to 10 and more are set to follow in the coming weeks.
Following the announcement, Toffolo has explained why he’s chosen to sign a long-term deal with Forest.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m extremely delighted to be here, to be able to join a football club with this much stature is fantastic and I couldn’t turn down the Premier League.
“I’m excited, really looking forward to meeting the lads and we want to push forward in this division.
“I’m a player who wears his heart on his sleeve and I’m someone that will fight for the badge and the team every single minute.
Toffolo confirmed by Nottingham Forest
At £2.5 million this looks like a sound piece of business.
The 26-year-old is approaching his prime and that bodes well for Forest over the next few years.
Forest have been tracking Toffolo for some time and they will be happy to get this one over the line.
Toffolo gets forward well, shows energy around the pitch and loves getting stuck into tackles.
Forest now have cover for the left-back area and Steve Cooper will be glad to get this deal over the line.