17 days after the January transfer window closed, Nottingham Forest makes a shocking £15 million transfer after Chris Wood’s clause is activated.
Just three weeks after Chris Wood’s January arrival, NOTTINGHAM FOREST decided to permanently transfer his loan.
The struggling Premier League team paid £15 million to sign the striker from Newcastle for the remainder of the year.
Wood, 31, has played three times for Forest but has not scored a goal.
According to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio RomanoForest’s duty to purchase provision has already been activated.
Eddie Howe, the leader of the Toons, acknowledged that he was hesitant to allow Wood to leave.
The striker has been a key player for us, according to Howe. He has excelled in every way. We were in a very difficult position when we signed him.
He has been excellent on and off the field with his leadership and positivity, and he has significantly contributed to the team’s transformation on the field.
“It was a tough choice; you have to consider the player’s wishes, but I think it’s a good deal financially for the club,” the commenter said.
Following his £20 million transfer from Burnley to Newcastle in January 2022, Wood scored five goals in 39 appearances for the Magpies.
For them this term, he was only able to make four Prem starts.
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The international from New Zealand is Forest’s 28th permanent hire of the year.
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