By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Confirmed: Niakhaté leaves Mainz for Nottingham Forest

Moussa Niakhaté has left Mainz to sign for Nottingham Forest.
Mainz 05 have confirmed the departure of club captain Moussa Niakhaté.

The 26-year-old central defender has joined newly-promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal.

"For me, this a dream to come to England and to sign for such a historic club in Nottingham Forest. The club is well known around the world and its fans are incredible," said Niakahté in a statement posted on Nottingham Forest's website.

"The Premier League is also the best league in the world and every player wants to play here.

"I’m just so excited to get started in pre-season, meet my new teammates and get ready for the new season, wearing the Garibaldi red and white at the City Ground."

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