In accordance with 90min, Nottingham Forest and Stuttgart have reached an agreement for the Belgian midfielder Orel Mangala to hitch the club.
On Monday, negotiations were well under way for a deal that will cost Forest €12 million (£10.2 million) up front and the remaining €7.5 million (£12.75 million) in add-ons.
Mangala is on his solution to Forest for a medical and, should all go in accordance with plan, would join the team as its thirteenth summer addition after Stuttgart agreed to those terms.
Jesse Lingard, Neco Williams, Guilian Biancone, Omar Richards, Moussa Niakhate, Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Wayne Hennessey, Brandon Aguilera, and Ryan Hammond have already signed contracts with Steve Cooper’s team. Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has also joined on loan.
O’Brien is the one natural midfielder amongst that bunch, but Mangala’s arrival will increase the battle for enjoying time in a midfield that has been without James Garner since his loan from Manchester United expired this summer.
Forest, who’re also not quite able to wrap up their summer business, had a proposal for Real Betis left-back Alex Moreno rejected.
The 29-year-old is valued significantly otherwise by the 2 parties without delay, and a trade is unlikely to be pursued further.