Anthony Elanga: Nottingham Forest signs Sweden international from Manchester United on a five-year deal
Nottingham Forest has completed the signing of forward Anthony Elanga from Manchester United.
The 21-year-old joins Forest for an undisclosed fee and has signed a five-year deal, keeping him at the City Ground until 2028.
“It’s a proud moment, not only for me but for my family as well,” Elanga said. “It’s the perfect next step for me in my career.
“It’s a big step and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the Forest fans at the City Ground. I had interest from elsewhere, but for me, Nottingham Forest feels like the perfect place.”
He added: “I’ve been here with United and from the minute I stepped out for the warm-up, I could hear them from the changing room. It’s a special place but being here with Forest, I feel like it will be even more special.
“I’m ready for the challenge and I just want to embrace everything and get to work.”
Ross Wilson, Forest’s chief football officer, said: “Anthony had several excellent options in front of him to choose from so we are naturally delighted that from those he has chosen to become a Nottingham Forest player.
“From the first meeting we had, he was so committed to all aspects of how he can continue to develop working with Steve [Cooper] on the pitch, whilst he was also excited and embracing of the ambitions that Mr Marinakis has for the football club.”
Elanga joined Manchester United in 2014, rising through the youth ranks at Old Trafford before making his senior debut towards the end of the 2020/21 season.
He went on to make 55 appearances for United, scoring four times. He also won the club’s Young Player of the Year award in 2020.
Elanga made his international debut in March 2022 and has won 12 caps, scoring three goals for his country.
He becomes Forest’s second summer signing following the arrival of defender Ola Aina from Torino.