With Alfa Semedo, Sammy Ameobi, Yuri Ribeiro, Tiago Silva and Arijanet Muric all joining Nottingham Forest in recent weeks, the club have made Albert Adomah their sixth signing of the summer.
Joining the club as a free agent after being released by Aston Villa in June (via BBC Sport), the 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Reds which will keep him at the City Ground until 2021 (via the Nottingham Post).
A mainstay in the Lions’ starting eleven last season, Adomah made 42 appearances for the club (via Transfermarkt) as they achieved promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.
Speaking to the club’s official website about the move, the winger said: “I’m experienced in this league and hopefully that experience will be able to help the young talent that’s already at this club.
“As an individual, I’m hoping to help the team reach the top end of the table and achieve promotion which is everyone’s aim.
“I’m here to play football but I’m also here to be successful.
“Promotion has to be the number-one aim for a club like this and that’s what I’m here to achieve.”
Adomah is now expected to link up with his new team-mates ahead of Forest’s pre-season’s trip to Greece (via the Nottingham Post) where he could make his debut for Sabri Lamouchi’s side against Atromitos on July 13th.
When you consider that Adomah knows exactly what it takes to get over the winning line in the Championship having done so with Villa earlier this year and with Middlesbrough in 2016, he could prove to be a vital addition to a Forest side who will be wanting to better the ninth-place finish that they achieved last season in 2020.
However, in order to thrive for his new side, it could be argued that he needs to improve on the performance levels that he displayed during the previous campaign as he only managed to deliver six-goal contributions in the second-tier, recording an average WhoScored rating of 6.65.
Given that fellow wingers Joe Lolley (7.37) and Matthew Cash (6.86) achieved higher scores than Adomah last season (via WhoScored), the Ghanaian will need to impress during pre-season if he is to break into Lamouchi’s starting eleven.
Whereas the last 12 months have seen Adomah struggle for consistency, if he can replicate the form which saw him fire in 15 goals in all competitions for Villa whilst also registering seven assists (via Transfermarkt), he could endear himself both to his manager and the City Ground faithful.
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