Nottingham Forest have signed Lewis O’Brien from Huddersfield Town in the summer transfer window.
Forest, who will play in the Premier League next season after winning promotion from the Championship, have secured the services of the 23-year-old midfielder on a long-term contract.
O’Brien helped the Terriers reach the Championship playoff final last season which they lost to Forest.
The youngster told Forest’s official website: “I’m delighted to join Nottingham Forest at such an exciting time. Having played at The City Ground last season I’ve experienced the atmosphere and when the opportunity came about to join Forest, it was a no-brainer for me.
“You only have to look at Forest’s turnaround last season to see that something special is happening here at the moment, and after my first conversation with Steve Cooper it was obvious we both share the same vision and I’m buzzing to be part of the project.
“The fans turnout in their numbers week after week and they’ve waited so long for Premier League football. It’s now up to myself and the rest of the team to make sure we keep a smile on their faces.”
Forest Head Coach Steve Cooper said: “We are delighted to secure the signing of Lewis O’Brien and we are thrilled to get this one over the line. He was one of the standout players in the Championship last season and possesses many of the qualities that we are looking for to strengthen the midfield unit.
“At 23 years of age and with an abundance of experience already, I am confident Lewis will play a pivotal role next year and I look forward to watching him grow as a player over the coming months.”
Forest can be backed at 10/1 on Betfair to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League table next season.