Chris Wood’s ‘has heart set’ on permanent move to Forest after loan deal

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All Whites striker Chris Wood already knows he wants a permanent deal to stay with Nottingham Forest to help him play at the highest level for as long as possible.

“First, I have to win over the fans, and get them to fall in love, which would be nice,” the 31-year-old Kiwi told UK’s Sky Sports.

NottinghamshireLive’s Mark Whiley writes that Wood “already has his heart set” on making his loan from Newcastle United permanent, if certain conditions at met before the end of the current English Premier League season.

“I wanted to play at the highest level as long as possible and coming here [to Forest] gave me a chance to do that.

“I am thinking long-term, I’ve seen the project they want to do.

“There’s some great players here, and yes, I’m looking long-term and hoping this loan move will turn into a permanent and with any luck it should do. It’ll be interesting to see where it goes.”

Wood moved to Forest on loan during the January transfer window and the deal can be converted into a summer transfer, with a reported fee of £15 million already agreed.

So far, Wood is enjoying the move to Nottingham.

“It’s good, it’s different, it’s a change. Coming to a new club, a new city, it’s always takes some time getting used to it and moving around, getting settled.

“It’s nice, a good bunch of lads, good coaching staff and to get a first taste of the City Ground and the fanbase as great at the weekend.”

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