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Nottingham Forest confirms Rennes signing Loic Bade to cover sensational summer window

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Nottingham Forest confirm the signing of Loic Bade from Rennes as new Premier League lads secure their TWENTY signing from the summer window – but proposed deals for Serge Aurier and Michy Batshuayi fail to close before deadline

  • Nottingham Forest completed three purchases on the day of the transfer deadline
  • Willy Boly and Josh Bowler came from Wolves and Blackpool respectively
  • WHILE defender Loic Bade, 22, also came late in the Ligue 1 side of Rennes
  • However, movements for Michy Batshuayi and Serge Aurier were canceled at death

Nottingham Forest continued their summer spree with the arrival of Loic Bade at the eleventh hour.

Bade will be Forest’s 21st signing as the defender sealed his transfer from Ligue 1 team Rennes on the last day to join the newly promoted squad.

Southampton also fought to ground the 22-year-old but was swept away by Forests’ pursuit of the Frenchman who chose to make a late move to Steve Cooper’s Premier League side.

Loic Bade has made his move to Nottingham Forest from Rennes France. completed

The 22-year-old became Forests' 21st summer arrival after signing up for an undisclosed fee

The 22-year-old became Forests’ 21st summer arrival after signing up for an undisclosed fee

Bade had a tough season at Rennes after signing a five-year contract for £17million last summer but leaving just one year in his contract after just 14 league appearances.

His season was cut short after an adductor injury, but impressed enough in his handful of appearances to secure a transfer to the top of England.

Bade’s arrival appeared to be supported by Forest’s arrest of free agent Serge Aurier, after the right-back agreed personal terms with the club.

The former Tottenham fullback waited late for the deadline for a work permit but was expected to join his new team-mates in the coming days.

The Premier League squad were also close to finalizing a transfer for free agent Serge Aurier (left)

The Premier League squad were also close to finalizing a transfer for free agent Serge Aurier (left)

But a deal for the former Tottenham right-back failed to materialize before the deadline

But a deal for the former Tottenham right-back failed to materialize before the deadline

In the end, however, Forest failed to get a deal for the Ivorian over-line, indicating that their sensational summer business was done by posting a GIF of Barack Obama dropping a microphone with the caption, “Over and out.” ‘.

But the reckless signing is perhaps more known for his troubles off the pitch than his success on the pitch, with Aurier running into trouble with authorities on several occasions in both England and France.

Another player Forest missed in death was Michy Batshuayi, who ran out of time to complete his move to City Ground.

The Chelsea outcast is set to sign a deal at the City Ground with the hopefuls finalizing the move on Thursday night after positive talks with the Belgian’s representatives.

But the 22-year-old’s proposed move backfired after the two Premier League outfits ran out of time to complete the transfer.

A transfer for Chelsea failure Michy Batshuayi also fell through late on Thursday night

A transfer for Chelsea failure Michy Batshuayi also fell through late on Thursday night

Boss boss Steve Cooper has signed 21 players during the summer transfer window

Boss boss Steve Cooper has signed 21 players during the summer transfer window

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