Stephen McLaughlin has been signed up by NPower Championship side Nottingham Forest.
McLaughlin has been kept watch by Forest for the past two seasons and the English side have finally decided to hand in the offer to the Derry City team for the speedy left mid-fielder.
It has been reported that Forest offered (£166,000) or 200,000 euros for McLaughlin. He is been contracted for three and a half years.
Newly introduced Forrest boss Alex McLeish was the man to confirm the signing and the president of Forrest is also thrilled they were able to secure his signature ahead of the other clubs looking for McLaughlin's services.
"Stephen is an exciting young talent who has been attracting attention from a number of English clubs. We are delighted he is joining us and looking forward to help him develop his career and fulfilling his potential"
McLaughlin follows a good group of Airtricity League players to make their way across the pond to follow the footsteps of successful Irish players to make it big in the premier league as a result of starting off in the Airtricity League.
This signing is great news for Loi players as it shows the English side's are looking at the League Of Ireland for young potentially brilliant players.
Forrest are currently sitting in 11th place in the Championship.
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