Nottingham Forest have confirmed New Zealand striker Chris Wood will become a permanent signing on Wednesday June 14 when the next transfer window opens in the United Kingdom.
The statement clarifies the £15 million deal struck between Newcastle United and Forest for the services of Wood (31).
Wood moved to Forest on loan in January, making five starts and two appearances off the bench, before a thigh injury derailed the rest of his English Premier League season.
Media reports suggested that making three starts for Forest triggered a clause enabling Wood’s move to become permanent.
However, the transfer could not proceed until the next window.
Forest’s statement says: “Chris Wood’s loan deal from Newcastle United will become permanent from the summer transfer window open date.”
Wood is still receiving treatment for his injury and will miss the All Whites games against Sweden and Qatar in mid-June.