Nottingham Forest have signed Canadian international Richie Laryea on a three-and-half-year deal. The wing-back, 27, joins from Toronto FC for an undisclosed...
The wing-back, 27, joins from Toronto FC for an undisclosed fee.
Laryea has been a virtual ever-present in Canada’s resurgent football team since making his debut in 2019, and has made almost 100 appearances in the MLS.
Speaking on joining the club, Laryea said: “"It feels amazing to be here. It's been nothing but positivity since I stepped foot in the building and I hope to keep it that way.
“When you visit the stadium, you can see the history straight away. You can see that this is what English football is all about and this is what I've seen growing up as a kid, so it's a great feeling to be here.
“There are a lot of games in the Championship and it's a high tempo division which excites me.
“I'm ready to get to work and ready to play at The City Ground and see close to 30,000 fans here. I'm willing to give my all for my teammates and the club.”
Forest coach Steve Cooper added: “We are delighted to welcome Richie to the club.
“He has a good pedigree having played in the MLS for Toronto and for the Canadian national team and we’re looking forward to seeing how he develops.
“He’s hungry to learn and prove himself in England and he gives us more options in wide positions which is really important.
“We're delighted to be doing our business early in January as it gives us the opportunity to get the players embedded within the training programme quickly and get used to being a Nottingham Forest player.”
Forest currently sit 9th in the table, having been resurgent since Cooper took over from Chris Hughton in September.Nottingham Forest sign Canadian international Richie Laryea on three-and-a-half year deal - The Athletic View Story