Manchester United confirm the exit of another player
Manchester United confirmed that Anthony Elanga has left the club to join fellow Premier League side, Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal.
The news of the transfer was confirmed on the official website of the club on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023. Anthony Elanga is a good advertisement for Manchester United's academy following his performance since he broke into the first team.
He made his senior debut towards the end of the 2020/21 season, in the Premier League game against Leicester City at Old Trafford. He scored his first goal for the first team, as he helped the Red Devils to 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 21-year-old made 16 appearances across all competitions in 2022/23, including both legs of the Europa League ties with Sevilla. He scored a total of four goals in 55 appearances for the Reds.
He expressed his excitement on the official website of Forest and said the move was the right step in his football career.
"It’s a pleasure to be here. It’s a proud moment, not only for me, but for my family as well. It's the perfect next step for me in my career, it’s a big step and I’m really looking forward to playing in front of the Forest fans at The City Ground. I had interest from elsewhere, but for me, Nottingham Forest feels like the perfect place. I have been here with United, and from the minute I stepped out for the warm-up, I could hear them from the changing room. It’s a special place, but being here with Forest, I feel like it will be even more special. I am really ready for the challenge and I just want to embrace everything and get to work."
Elanga is the first official signing of Nottingham Forest of the 2023 summer transfer window.