All Whites striker Chris Wood’s move to Nottingham Forest has been made permanent after transfer clauses were activated in his loan move from Newcastle United.
Forest will now pay a £15 million transfer fee to United, compensating them for Wood who joined the English Premier League club in January 2022 in a £25 million move from Burnley.
The payment brings to £60 million (NZ$115 million) spent on Wood’s last four transfer moves:
- £3 million (Leicester City to Leeds United)
- £15 million (Leeds United to Burnley)
- £25 million (Burnley to Newcastle United)
- £15 million (Newcastle United to Nottingham Forest)
When Wood (31) signed for Forest, he said:
“Nottingham Forest is a massive club which I have come up against a number of times, but it’s nice now to be able to pull on the red shirt and fight for the club.
“You can see the transition over the past 18 months and it’s progressing in the right way. It’s a project that’s going in the right direction.”
Wood has started three games for Forest since his loan move but has yet to score. He’s expected to lead the attack against Manchester City in his first appearance since becoming a fully-contracted player at the Midlands club.
Before the transfer clauses were triggers, the All Whites striker had made it clear he hoped to trigger a move when he told UK’s Sky Sports:
“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.”
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