Albert Adomah completed the formalities on a move to Nottingham Forest this morning, with the club’s official website confirming a two-year contract.
The winger has won promotion twice with Middlesbrough and Aston Villa and offers the Reds a tremendous amount of experience.
His arrival makes the Forest squad even bigger, however, with some player seemingly certain to leave the football club.
Speaking to the club’s official website following his move, Adomah said: “I’m here to play football but I am also here to be successful. Promotion has to be the number one aim for a club like this and that’s what I want to achieve.”
Those comments might not bode well for youngster Arvin Appiah.
The 18-year-old academy ace made his debut for the Reds last season under Aitor Karanka and made his first league start under Martin O’Neill.
With the latter now departed, it is uncertain what role the youngsters will play under new incumbent Sabri Lamouchi.
Matty Cash was the main right-winger in the Forest ranks last season. The club will probably want to have two players for each position so he should be alright.
With Appiah not really fully established into the first-team just yet, his next step is somewhat unclear.
It would be silly for Forest to pursue the signing of Adomah and not play him given that he is 31-years-old.
The Reds have been willing to let their young talent leave on loan in previous seasons and that could be an option for Appiah.
If he isn’t going to feature in matchday squads then there seems little point in keeping him around.
A temporary spell away from the City Ground could do him the world of good.
Regular game time is crucial now that Appiah has earned a taste of the first-team and if Lamouchi doesn’t seem him in his short-term plans, the club would be wise to seek a loan move for their academy graduate.