Anthony Elanga has been spotted wearing a Nottingham Forest shirt and it would appear that his move from Manchester United is simply waiting to be announced.
It was claimed on Sky Sports News yesterday that the player was undergoing a medical at the City Ground. Shortly after, it emerged the player had passed those checks with Romano dropping his ‘here we go’ motto.
Elanga has ended his long association with United. He’s risen through the academy ranks at Old Trafford, claiming eight goal contributions from 55 appearances during his time with the Red Devils.
In truth, the player is wise to be leaving United. He’s hardly been considered a first-team regular and under Erik ten Hag’s management, he’s found frequent football hard to come by.
Elanga has turned down a switch to Everton in favour of a transfer to Forest. The club will pay £15 million to secure his services and he looks like a talented player for the future.
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The United man is only 21-years-old and he should improve in the coming years. Now, Forest will hand him a long-term deal and hope that he can reach his full potential at the City Ground.
An announcement looks set to come today. Late last night a picture was shared from a Forest fan site that appeared to show Elanga in the team’s shirt, alongside Ross Wilson.
Elanga spotted wearing Forest shirt
It looks as though everything has gone through. In truth, we think this one might have been announced yesterday but the club chose to do it later given the sad passing of Trevor Francis.
Elanga looks like an exciting signing for Forest. He is still a youngster, however, and perhaps the fan base will have to remain patient with the winger.
Forest definitely need an injection of some quality to their frontline. Taiwo Awoniyi was the top goalscorer last term but some more depth is required.
The youngster is also a good signing for registration purposes. As he’s under 22, Forest won’t need to include Elanga in their 25-man squad and given the size of the squad, that will be helpful.
United are keen to sell players this summer as they go in search of a new centre-forward. Elanga might be sad to leave Old Trafford behind but now he has a genuine chance to become a real fan favourite with Forest.
Official confirmation hasn’t come just yet, but the photo looks legitimate and hopefully, there will be some positive news and reaction to come later today.