Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of striker Lyle Taylor on a permanent basis, following his controversial exit from Charlton Athletic earlier this summer.
Taylor left Charlton when his contract originally expired in June, with Addicks manager Lee Bowyer explaining that the player did not want to extend his deal to the rescheduled end of the season in case he picked up an injury ahead of a potential move this summer.
That move has now been confirmed for Taylor, with Forest announcing the signing of the striker ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
Having joined Charlton from Wimbledon in the summer of 2o18, Taylor scored 36 goals in 67 appearances in all competitions for the Addicks, including 11 in 22 games in the Championship last season.
The 30-year-old forward has also been capped six times at senior international level by Caribbean island Montserrat, scoring once in a World Cup qualifying defeat to Curacao.
This certainly looks to be a decent signing for Forest.
Taylor’s record for Forest shows that he is more than capable of providing goalscoring support for Lewis Grabban up front next season, something which is badly needed at The City Ground.
The fact that this deal was done on a free also means that, financially, this looks to be something of a steal for Forest, although there may be an element of concern about Taylor’s injury record, and the fact that he refused to extend his contract with Charlton until the end of the season, a situation Forest will not want a repeat of at The City Ground.