Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Lyle Taylor on a permanent transfer, as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Championship season.
Taylor had been a free agent following his controversial departure from Charlton Athletic, but has now found himself a new home in the Championship.
The striker – who scored 11 goals in 22 Championship appearances for the Addicks last season – has now sealed a move to The City Ground, putting pen to paper on a permanent contract with Forest, and securing the goalscoring support for Lewis Grabban that Forest found lacking last season.
Following the signings of midfielder Jack Colback and defender Tyler Blackett, Taylor has become Forest’s third signing of the summer transfer window, as they aim to build a squad capable of securing promotion to the Premier League.
Taking to Twitter to react to news of Taylor’s arrival, plenty of Forest fans certainly appeared happy with their side’s latest bit of business.
Here, we take a look at what some of those supporters had to say about the signing of Taylor.
On behalf of all here at Nottingham Forest FC I would like to apologise to the whole of the EFL Championship in advance as we are about to walk this league with ease, thank you
— Jacob Lawrence (@JacobLawrence66) August 15, 2020
Loving the direction the clubs taking in this transfer window
— Eggsy (@BrHeggs) August 15, 2020
That’s 3-4 penalties we won’t be missing next season then!
— 22 (@Forest_No_22) August 15, 2020
Stuck with a manager, signing quality, experienced Championship players on a free – who are you and what have you done with Nottingham Forest? #NFFC
— Andrew Chester (@Andrew_Chester) August 15, 2020
finallyyy, he knew it was time for a big club
— 🔴⚪️ (@NFFCSabri123) August 15, 2020
Might aswell announce us as champions already
— Sweeney-NFFC (@SweeneyNffc) August 15, 2020
Welcome aboard HMS not spending a penny. Next stop premier league.
— James Taylor (@jtweets92) August 15, 2020
YES – we got him 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 so far the best closed season this club has had in years – we normally sign players on deadline day in. PANIC 🥴😝
— B8S (@B8Batesy7891) August 15, 2020