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West Ham capture Antonio from Nottingham Forest

Michail Antonio has moved to Upton Park. Credit: PA

Michail Antonio has joined West Ham from Nottingham Forest for a fee of around £6million.

The winger has signed a four-year deal with the Premier League outfit after impressing at the City Ground.

I've worked my way from non-league and finally got to the Premier League to show what I can do. If the fans don't know me from the Championship, what I bring to the table is pace, power and goals, so hopefully I can do that this season. I'm buzzing and finally happy to be back in London at a massive club. I've always been around London and I came to a couple of games here when I was younger, so I'm happy to be finally here and at a club I watched when I was younger.

– Michail Antonio


Forest sign former Arsenal youngster on loan

Kyle Ebecilio has moved from the Eredivise. Credit: PA

Championship side Nottingham Forest have sign Kyle Ebecilio on a season-long loan from FC Twente.

The midfielder started his career in Arsenal's youth ranks, but has spent the last two seasons at FC Twente after failing to make the grade at the Emirates.

Pearce wants patience over Newcastle signings

Karl Darlow will move to Newcastle in the summer. Credit: PA

Stuart Pearce has urged Newcastle fans to be patient with impending arrivals Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles as they attempt to get to grip with the Premier League.

The 24-year-old keeper and the central defender, 21, were signed by the Magpies from Nottingham Forest in a joint deal for an undisclosed fee in August last year before immediately being loaned back to the Championship club for the season.

Well, they are both outstanding lads, without question. Their character is first-class. However, I don't think they are ready yet to go straight into the Premier League.

Both the club and the fans will have to give them time and encouragement. They are potential rather than the finished article.

Darlow more or less played in my first team regularly, but Lascelles not quite so much. He will require a bit more time.

However, from their point of view the move is ideal. They weren't about to play for a Premier League club staying at Forest, but now hopefully they are.

– Stuart Pearce speaking to The Journal

Nottingham Forest sign highly rated Arsenal youngster on loan

Arsenal's 19-year-old striker Chuba Akpom has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of May.

The highly rated youngster has made three Premier League appearances for the Gunners this season and is currently away with England’s Under 20s.


Forest fly past Reading in 3-0 win

Matty Fryatt was on the scoresheet. Credit: PA

FA Cup quarter-finalists Reading fell to a third successive home defeat in the Championship when they lost 3-0 against a resurgent Nottingham Forest.

After dominating much of the first half, Reading were sunk by three second-half goals as Forest stretched their unbeaten run to six matches.

Ben Osborn lashed in the opener from long distance and Matty Fryatt added a second from close range. Forest reserved their best for last when, 10 minutes from time, substitute Gary Gardner scored with a fierce 30-yard drive.

Forest say they will pay up transfer debts

Owner and chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi has confirmed Nottingham Forest will immediately pay any outstanding transfer fees.

The Kuwaiti took to Twitter after his opposite number at Peterborough, Darragh MaCanthony, complained Forest were overdue with a payment for striker Britt Assombalonga.

The failure to pay meant Forest were placed under a transfer embargo, meaning they are unable to sign new players.

Fawaz Al-Hasawi is expected to pay up. Credit: PA

"I can assure you any outstanding payments will be resolved imminently and our embargo situation will not change," the Kuwaiti owner said on Twitter.

"To clarify, once our outstanding payments have been resolved we will still be able to sign players on emergency loans under FFP rules."

Forest under transfer embargo after payment failure

Britt Assombalonga moved to the City Ground in the summer. Credit: PA

Nottingham Forest have been placed under a full transfer embargo after falling to make a scheduled payment to Peterborough for striker Britt Assombalonga.

The East Midlands club bought the striker from the League One side for £5.5million in the summer, but have now failed to come up with the agreed finance.

New boss Dougie Freedman isn't too concerned by the situation and has backed the quality of his squad to see them through the season.

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