Nottingham Forest confirm the signing of Rennes’ Loic Bade as the new Premier League boys secure their FIRST TWENTIETH signing for the summer window – and Serge Aurier is ready to make it TWENTY-SECOND! But a deal for Chelsea outsider Michy Batshuayi is OFF
- Nottingham Forest completed two deals late on transfer deadline day
- 22-year-old defender Loic Bade joins the club from Ligue 1 side Rennes
- While former Spurs full-back Serge Aurier is currently awaiting a work permit
- However, a last-minute move from Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi fell through
Nottingham Forest continued their summer buying spree with the eleventh-hour arrivals of Loic Bade and Serge Aurier.
Bade will become Forest’s 21st signing as the defender completes his move from Ligue 1 side Rennes to the newly promoted side.
Southampton also struggled to sign the 22-year-old but were brushed aside by Forest’s pursuit of the Frenchman, who opted to make a late move to Steve Cooper’s Premier League side.
Loic Bade has completed his move from French club Rennes to Nottingham Forest
The 22-year-old became Forests’ 21st summer addition after joining for an undisclosed fee
Bade endured an awkward season at Rennes, having joined for £17million on a five-year contract last summer but remaining on just one year in his contract after just 14 league games.
His season was cut short after an adductor injury but was so impressed during his few appearances that he secured a move to the English top flight.
Bade’s arrival is bolstered by Forest’s capture of free agent Serge Aurier, with the right-back on personal terms agreed with the club.
The former Tottenham full-back is currently awaiting a work permit but is expected to link up with his new team-mates in the coming days.
The Premier League side are also close to completing a move for free agent Serge Aurier (left).
The former Spurs full-back is currently awaiting a work permit before flying to England
Aurier caps a summer of massive spending while Forest spends the money on a revamped squad capable of staying in the Premier League.
The Ivorian played for Villarreal in La Liga and Champions League last season before his contract with the Spanish club expired in June.
Aurier, 29, is no stranger to the Premier League, having made 110 appearances for Spurs in four seasons in London.
Forest boss Steve Cooper has signed 22 players during the summer transfer window
However, the ruthless newcomer is perhaps better known for his troubles off the pitch than his on-field success, as Aurier has run into trouble with the authorities on numerous occasions in both England and France.
But while Bade and Aurier are two other additions, Michy Batshuayi is one player who will not join the Premier League newcomers.
But late Thursday night a move for Chelsea refugee Michy Batshuayi fell through
The Chelsea outcast was set to sign a deal at the City Ground with the side hoping to finalize the move on Thursday night following positive talks with Belgium representatives.
But the 22-year-old’s planned move fell through after the two Premier League sides ran out of time to complete the transfer.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11171459/Nottingham-Forest-confirm-signing-Loic-Bade-Rennes-Serge-Aurier-set-join.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Nottingham Forest confirm the signing of Rennes’ Loic Bade, with Serge Aurier also set to join