How Nottingham Forest are one of the biggest spenders in Europe this summer

Nottingham Forest's biggest summer signing, Morgan Gibbs-White, in action against Tottenham Hotspur
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Nottingham Forest can be forgiven for getting a little over-excited. Promotion through the Championship play-offs last season earned Steve Cooper’s side a ticket to their first Premier League campaign in 23 years – and they’ve since done everything they can in the transfer market to ensure they make the most of the opportunity.

By the time the summer transfer window closed on Thursday, Forest had signed a remarkable 21 players – a Premier League record – and splashed out almost £150 million in fees. It was a record-breaking transfer window all round, with a staggering £2.1 billion being spent by clubs in England’s top flight.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.