Nottingham Forest announces the acquisition of Manchester United attacker Anthony Elanga.
The Sweden international has agreed to a five-year contract extension that would keep him at The City Ground until the summer of 2028.
Elanga, who is only 21 years old, has already played and scored in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Europa League in 55 appearances for Manchester United.
Born in Malmö, Sweden, the dynamic attacker dazzled throughout his journey through United’s development systems after joining in 2014, receiving the club’s Young Player of the Year title in 2020 before making his Premier League debut the following year against Leicester.
Elanga scored his first senior goal for United in a 2-1 Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers the following season, before scoring his first UEFA Champions League goal in the knockout stages against Atlético Madrid during a 2021/22 campaign in which he appeared 27 times across all competitions.
Nottingham Forest Announces the signing of Elanga
Elanga is a full Sweden international who made his debut in March 2022 and has since collected 12 caps, scoring three goals for his country.
The versatile attacker becomes Forest’s second acquisition of the summer transfer season, after the signing of Ola Aina on Saturday.
“It’s a pleasure to be here,” commented Anthony Elanga. Not only am I proud of myself, but so is my family.
“It’s an important stage in my career.”
“I’m eager to play at the Ground in front of the Forest fans.”
“I had interest from other places, but Nottingham Forest feels like the perfect place for me.”
As I stepped outside for the warm-up, I immediately heard them since I was here with United.
“It’s a special place, but being here with Forest makes it even more special.”
“I’m really ready for the challenge, and I just want to embrace everything and get to work.”
“Anthony had a number of excellent options in front of him to choose from, so we are naturally delighted that he has chosen to become a Nottingham Forest player,” said Chief Football Officer Ross Wilson.
He was happy and supportive of Mr. Marinakis’ goals for the football team. He’s very dedicated to learning how to work with Steve on the field from the moment we first met.