Stuart Broad has delivered a glowing assessment of Nottingham Forest star Anthony Elanga. The man who retired from cricket this summer was covering the game for Sky Sports News this evening.
Elanga was signed by Forest from Manchester United in the summer transfer window. He cost the club £15 million and made his first start in the Carabao Cup against Burnley this evening.
At 21-years-old, Steve Cooper has taken a patient approach with forward. He’s been used as an impact substitute in all three Premier League games that Forest have played so far.
Broad was covering the game for Sky Sports. He was quizzed on the new Forest signing and he gave a glowing assessment of the youngster from Manchester United.
He told Sky Sports News: “I think he’s going to be a really good signing for us. I think he’s a player who’s in the same mould as Brennan Johnson. He’s just got the ball and gone steaming beyond two defenders and set up a half chance. He looks exciting.”
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The Reds will hope that Elanga can thrive under regular game time. That is something that he didn’t get frequently at Old Trafford under Erik ten Hag and the move to Forest looks like a good one.
Broad raves about Forest star Elanga
This was a useful performance from Forest player Elanga during tonight’s Carabao Cup clash. He will hope to improve as the season progresses and clearly, he will hope to get some more game time.
Whether he will become a regular in the team at Forest still remains to be seen. Much of that might depend on whether Brennan Johnson does leave the club this summer.
He has been linked with a number of clubs. With a matter of days left of the window, however, it would appear that Brentford and Tottenham are the only two clubs that remain in the mix to sign him.
Elanga fits the profile of the sort of player that Steve Cooper likes to sign. Under his management, he could thrive and hopefully, he can kick on as the season progresses.