Nottingham Forest sign Loic Bade with Serge Aurier also set to join

Nottingham Forest confirm the signing of Loic Bade from Rennes as Premier League new boys secure their TWENTY FIRST signing of the summer window – and Serge Aurier is poised to make it TWENTY TWO! But a deal for Chelsea outcast Michy Batshuayi is OFF

  • Nottingham Forest have concluded two deals late on transfer deadline day
  • 22-year-old defender Loic Bade has joined the club from Ligue 1 side Rennes
  • While former Spurs full-back Serge Aurier is currently waiting on a work permit
  • However a move for Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi fell through at the last minute 

Nottingham Forest continued their summer spending spree with the eleventh hour arrivals of Loic Bade and Serge Aurier.

Bade becomes Forests’ 21st signing as the defender sealed his deadline day move from Ligue 1 team Rennes to join the newly-promoted side.

Southampton were also battling to land the 22-year-old but were brushed away by Forests’ pursuit of the Frenchman who chose to make a late switch to Steve Cooper’s Premier League side.

Loic Bade has completed his move to Nottingham Forest from French side Rennes

The 22-year-old became Forests’ 21st summer arrival after joining for an undisclosed fee

Bade suffered an awkward season at Rennes after joining for £17million last summer on a five-year contract but leaving just one year into his deal after making just 14 league appearances.

His season was cut short after suffering an adductor injury but impressed enough during his handful of appearances to secure a move to England’s top-flight.

Bade’s arrival is backed up by Forests’ capture of free agent Serge Aurier with the right-back having agreed personal terms with the club.

The former Tottenham full-back is currently awaiting a work permit but is expected to join up with his new teammates in the coming days.

The Premier League side are also close to finalising a move for free agent Serge Aurier (left)

The former Spurs full-back is currently waiting on a work permit before flying to England

Aurier caps off a summer of tremendous spending as Forest splash the cash on a new-look squad capable of staying in the Premier League.

The Ivorian featured in the La Liga and the Champions League for Villarreal last season prior to his contract at the Spanish club expiring in June.

29-year-old Aurier is no stranger to the Premier League after making 110 appearances for Spurs during four seasons in London. 

Forest boss Steve Cooper has signed 22 players during the summer transfer window

However the reckless addition is perhaps more well-known for his off-pitch troubles than his on-field success, with Aurier finding himself in hot water with authorities on numerous occasions in both England and France.

But while Bade and Aurier represent two more arrivals, one player that won’t be making a move to the Premier League newboys is Michy Batshuayi.

But a move for Chelsea wantaway Michy Batshuayi fell through late on Thursday evening

The Chelsea outcast was set to sign a deal at the City Ground with the side hopeful of concluding the move on Thursday night after positive discussions with the Belgian’s representatives.

But the 22-year-old’s proposed move collapsed after the two Premier League outfits ran out of time to finalise the transfer.

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