Nottingham Forest complete signing of Orel Mangala for £12.75million

Nottingham Forest take their summer spending beyond £85MILLION after sealing a £12.75m deal for Orel Mangala from Stuttgart… with the midfielder becoming the 12th new arrival for Steve Cooper’s side

  • Nottingham Forest have finalised the signing of midfielder Orel Mangala 
  • Belgium international has joined Forest from Stuttgart for a fee of £12.75million 
  • Forest boss Steve Cooper has made 12 signings following the club’s promotion 

Nottingham Forest have signed Belgium midfielder Orel Mangala from Stuttgart for £12.75million. 

Forest announced on Sunday the 24-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Premier League newcomers.

Mangala, who has been capped twice by Belgium, played 29 times for Stuttgart last season as they finished 15th in the Bundesliga.

Stuttgart have completed the signing of Orel Mangala from Stuttgart for £12.75million

The Belgium international will add to Forest’s options in midfield ahead of the new campaign

He becomes Steve Cooper’s 12th summer signing as Forest prepare for their top-flight return after a 23-year absence.

Former Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, who arrived on a free transfer, is Forest’s most high-profile signing this summer.

They have also brought in goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan from United and another shot-stopper in Wayne Hennessey from Burnley. 

Forest manager has made 12 new signings following the club’s promotion to the top flight


Ryan Hammond – Millwall – Free

Taiwo Awoniyi – Union Berlin – £17m

Giulian Biancone – Troyes – £5m

Moussa Niakhate – Mainz – £8.5m plus £4.2m in add-ons

Omar Richards – Bayern Munich – £10m

Neco Williams – Liverpool – £17m plus add-ons

Wayne Hennessey- Burnley – Free

Brandon Aguilera – Alajuelense – £800,000

Harry Toffolo – Huddersfield, Lewis O’Brien – Huddersfield – £10m plus add-ons dual deal

Jesse Lingard – Unattached – Free

Orel Mangala – VfB Stuttgart – £12.75m 


Total transfer fees: £81.05m plus add-ons 

Forward Taiwo Awoniyi joined from Union Berlin and defender Neco Williams joined from Liverpool. 

Other arrivals include defenders Moussa Niakhhata, Omar Richards, Giulian Biancone and Harry Toffolo as well as midfielder Lewis O’Brien.

Young goalkeeper Ryan Hammond has also signed as has midfielder Brandon Aguilera, who has joined Guanacasteca on loan.

Forest start their Premier League campaign when they face Newcastle away on Saturday.

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