Nottingham Forest to sign Liverpool cult hero: report

Nottingham Forest to sign Liverpool cult hero: Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper thanks the travelling fans during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on August 26, 2023 in Manchester, England.
(Image credit: Ritchie Sumpter/Nottingham Forest FC via Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest are poised to bring a Liverpool favourite to the City Ground.

The Tricky Trees have sold Brennan Johnson to Tottenham, in a deal thought to be worth around £47.5 million. David Ornstein of The Athletic confirmed a 10 per cent sell-on clause and the Welshman penning a five-year contract with the option of a further year.

In response, Forest are now bringing in a replacement – who's well known to the Premier League. 

Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United at the City Ground, Nottingham on Friday 18th August 2023.

Brennan Johnson has left Nottingham Forest  (Image credit: Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the club are set to bring Divock Origi back to the Premier League.

Origi left Liverpool last summer for AC Milan but is set to make his return to English football after netting just twice in 36 games. 

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The reasoning for the Belgium international moving to Forest are obvious, however. Origi had a knack of scoring big goals for the Reds during his time there, including the Champions League final winner against Tottenham in 2019.

Origi has struggled for game-time in Milan, however, with Noah Okafor joining from Red Bull Salzburg this summer to strengthen the options in attack.

Divock Origi poses during unveiling new signing at Casa Milan on July 05, 2022 in Milan, Italy.

Divock Origi is Forest-bound (Image credit: Pier Marco Tacca/AC Milan via Getty Images)

Forest are also set to bring Callum Hudson-Odoi to the club today.

Transfermarkt values Origi at just €6 million.

More Liverpool and Nottingham Forest stories

Jurgen Klopp has opened up about the club’s decision to launch a mega-money bid for Caicedo – but the Reds manager could be on his way out of Anfield sooner than anticipated. Meanwhile, Liverpool are targeting as many as four midfielders amid their struggles in the transfer market.

Nottingham Forest have signed Nuno Tavares from Arsenal on loan.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.