Nottingham Forest are continuing their summer spending spree with the additions of Huddersfield Town duo Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo, reports John Percy.
Percy reports that the fee for both players is around £10 million before add-ons.
Forest have been busy in the market already following their promotion to the Premier League, and the addition of two players who they beat in last season’s Championship play-off final further strengthens their side.
Nottingham Forest Agree Deal for Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo
#nffc have today agreed a double deal with #htafc to sign midfielder Lewis O’Brien and left-back Harry Toffolo. Fee for both players around the £10m mark before add-ons etc. O’Brien and Toffolo due for medicals on Monday
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 17, 2022
Forest have already been splashing the cash this summer as they aim to build a side capable of staying in the Premier Leauge.
This is their first campaign in the top flight since they finished bottom in 1998/99. With so much time spent outside the division, they will want to make sure this stay lasts for longer than one season.
Steve Cooper’s side have already spent big on striker Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin and right-back Neco Williams from Liverpool – both coming in for around £18 million.
In addition, they have added defenders Moussa Niakhate and Giulian Biancone from Mainz and Troyes respectively, both for around £9 million.
The loan signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson was also a big statement of intent with the England international already having plenty of Premier League experience.
The agreement reached between Nottingham Forest for Lewis O'Brien and Harry Toffolo and Huddersfield is £10m before add-ons. Medicals scheduled for Monday. #NFFC [@JPercyTelegraph] pic.twitter.com/lo1QVpfCRi
— Forest Watch (@ForestWatch_) July 17, 2022
Two New Boys – Plus Another?
Percy’s report on The Telegraph website states that both players will have their medicals at Forest on Monday (July 18).
The pair were standout performers as Huddersfield defied the odds to reach the Championship play-off final last year, having defeated another underdog, Luton Town, in the semi-finals.
O’Brien came through the academy at Huddersfield and has made over 100 appearances since 2018, while Toffolo is a graduate of the Norwich City academy but found most of his success during a two-year spell with Lincoln City in League One.
Percy adds that Forest are targeting a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White.
The England U21 international impressed last season on loan at Sheffield United and is the subject of interest from many teams in the Premier League, including Everton.
Any move is likely to cost around £25 million and the talented youngster also has an offer of a new contract at Wolves to consider.