Nottingham Forest complete Matz Sels signing

Nottingham Foret have completed the signing of goalkeeper Matz Sels from Strasbourg.

Forest agreed a €6million (£5.1m, $6.5m) fee with the French club for the 31-year-old Belgium international earlier on Thursday.

Sels was keen to play in the Premier League and has now signed sign a three-and-a-half-year deal with Forest.

Forest have been seeking an addition to their goalkeeper department, which already contains USMNT international Matt Turner and Greece’s No 1 Odysseas Vlachodimos, and made offer was made earlier in the window for fellow Belgian Koen Casteels but Wolfsburg were not open to letting the 31-year-old leave.

Sels previously spent time in England previously during a two-year spell at Newcastle United, where he made 14 appearances before losing his place to Karl Darlow.

Sels joined Strasbourg in 2018 and played 174 times for the Ligue 1 side. He has also been capped six times by Belgium, having made his senior debut in 2021.



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