Nottingham Forest make EIGHTEENTH transfer signing with Renan Lodi loan from Atletico Madrid with £25m option-to-buy | The Sun

NOTTINGHAM FOREST have completed the loan transfer of Renan Lodi who is their EIGHTEENTH signing of the summer.

Lodi, 24, completed his switch to Forest on Monday after undergoing a successful medical at the club yesterday.

Atletico Madrid allowed the left-back to leave for the season after lining up Tottenham ace Sergio Reguilon as his replacement.

And Lodi's loan move will cost Forest £4.2m plus a £25m option to buy, that's been embedded in the transfer by Atletico.

Speaking about the move, Lodi told Forest's media: "Firstly, I'm really happy to be here, Forest is an extraordinary team in English football and a very big club.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity and really looking forward to starting training, meeting my teammates and getting a run of games. I feel very happy today."

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Lodi arrives at Forest following their acquisition of seventeen other stars this summer.

But Forest aren't stopping there, and still hope to make a few more signings before the transfer window closes.

They're also targeting Blackpool striker Josh Bowler, and free agent Serge Aurier.

However, Forest's new haul of players weren't able to stop the club losing 2-0 to Tottenham on Sunday.

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Harry Kane ruined Forest's afternoon with a brace, while his team-mate Richarlison added to their humilation by doing kick-ups mid-match.

Although Forest star Brennan Johnson swiftly put an end to the Brazilian's showboating with a tough tackle that earned him a yellow card.

But new signing Lodi enjoyed the passion-filled encounter despite witnessing Forest lose from the stands.

He added: "I mentioned this to my agent in the stands, the high-pressure environment playing in front of the fans here.

"I love it, and genuinely can't wait to be playing and feeling the passion of a home crowd in Nottingham.

"The club placed a lot of faith in me from the very first contact we had.

"They made a lot of effort for me to be here today. When the offer came through I didn't have to think twice about coming here to show what I can do."

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