Nottingham Forest will smash their transfer record to sign Morgan Gibbs-White in a deal worth up to £42.5m.
It’s been a busy summer for manager Steve Cooper, with the 22-year-old set to become his 16th signing of the window.
Forest have agreed a deal with Premier League rivals Wolves worth £25m upfront guaranteed, £7-10m add-ons likely, the rest harder to come by up to a maximum of £42.5 million.
The England Under-21 international is due to undergo a medical at the East Midlands club on Thursday before completing his permanent transfer.
Wolves were keen for him to stay and sign an extended deal. He played the full 90 minutes in their first games against Leeds and Fulham.
Wolves have since signed midfielder Matheus Nunes from Sporting Lisbon for £38m.
Forest have already broken their previous record twice this summer.
Taiwo Awoniyi (£18.45m) and Neco Williams (£18m) broke the previous record of £13.5m for Joao Carvalho in 2018.
The deal for Gibbs-White will be their record signing by far.
Eight of their previous most expensive transfers have taken place during this window.
Manager Cooper guided them to the Premier League through the Championship play-offs last season, ending a 23-year exile.
Now with 16 signings, and more to come, the pressure is on to keep them going this season.
Forest started with three points in their opening two games, beating West Ham at home on Sunday.
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