What's really encouraging is this lad has obviously been identified with that £17.5m release clause, very clever business, that was the maximum we were ever going to pay for him, didn't give the chance for union Berlin to try and mug us off.
Looks very good business for the present, extremely good business for the future and for a modest fee ( by premier league standards anyway).
Liverpool right-back Neco Williams favours a move to Nottingham Forest ahead of Fulham, writes Alan Nixon.
The club are reportedly set to make a double swoop for him and Morgan Gibbs-White after the signings of Taiwo Awoniyi and Dean Henderson were finalised.
These signings would be spot on and exactly fit the mould that cooper wants, hopefully announcing Henderson ASAP will prompt players like Gibbs white and Williams to also sign in the dotted line, awoniyi, Henderson, gibbs-white and Williams would be a fantastic start this this window!
Brennan Johnson is set to sign a new contract with #nffc ahead of the new Premier League season. Terms now agreed with the club on a long-term deal for the Wales international. Huge boost for Forest as there has been interest from other PL clubs..
I'd have said if we'd overpaid for anyone it was Williams - a handful of starts for Liverpool and a few months on loan in the Championship and suddenly he's worth £16m.
Niakhate has been a virtual ever present, and captain, in the German top flight for the last four years. If he'd done that same for a 'top class club', or even a random English side, he'd have been at least three times as much.
I don't know much about the players Forest have signed but it's refreshing to look them up and see things like they're the club captain, scored 20 goals, only missed two games all season etc. Such a contrast to the usual type of characters we've ended up with in recent years.