£30m Nottingham Forest Player Set to Leave Permanently This Summer

Nottingham Forest is facing the departure of one of their players this summer in order to generate funds and maintain financial stability. The club’s survival in the Premier League has ensured a steady stream of revenue for another season at the City Ground. Despite this, manager Nuno Espirito Santo will have to part ways with some players to avoid further breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations before the deadline on June 30th.

Players like Morgan Gibbs-White and Murillo have been rumored to be leaving the club, with Forest valuing them at a high price. However, one player is confirmed to be leaving this month as his loan club has decided to make his stay permanent.

Orel Mangala, who joined Forest from Stuttgart in 2022 for £10.5m, has made a significant impact with 53 appearances for the club. Lyon, where Mangala spent a loan spell last season, has decided to make his stay permanent with a contract until 2027. There is a possibility of a summer transfer for Mangala, with Lyon potentially looking to make a profit on the midfielder.

The deal to see Mangala move permanently to Lyon could bring in up to £30m for Forest this summer, providing a substantial profit considering the initial investment. With Mangala set to feature in the Euros with Belgium this summer, a successful tournament could lead to an even bigger move for the midfielder.

Despite the potential financial gain for Forest, it may be disappointing to see Lyon profit from Mangala’s transfer. However, the additional funds could help Forest navigate their financial situation and strengthen the squad for the upcoming season.