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Mangala transfers to Forest

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

The transfer of VfB Stuttgart midfielder Orel Mangala to newly promoted Premiership side Nottingham Forest was confirmed on Sunday. 
Orel Mangala
Orel MangalaNottingham Forest
With the completion of a frequently reported upon transfer, VfB Stuttgart midfielder Orel Mangala became the fourth Bundesliga player to make the switch to EPL side Nottingham Forest this offseason. The latest on the reported upon transfer fee holds that the German club will receive a base fee of some €13 million, with up to an addition €4 million available in performance based payouts and a resale clause.

The Swabians thus pocket a significant transfer bonus for a player they paid a mere €1.8 million for back in 2018. German footballing magazine Kicker, relaying reports appearing in both the "Stuttgarter Nachrichten" and "Stuttgarter Zeitung" reports that Sven Mislinatat and the Stuttgart administrative team might be eyeing up FC St. Pauli defender Jakob Medic with their newly earned liquidity.

"We have always emphasized that when we receive offers, we take into account the economic conditions when deciding on a transfer," Mislintat explained in a statement confirming Mangala's departure, "The financial aspect and also the player's desire for a change ultimately led us to agree to this transfer."

"As was the case last summer with Gregor Kobel and Nico Gonzalez, Orel's path is proof that VfB is a very good address for the development of top players," Mislintat continued, "We thank Orel for the years red-striped-jersey and wish him all the best for the future."

Together with Omar Richards (Bayern), Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin), and Moussa Niakhaté (FSV Mainz 05), newly promoted Forest have spent a combined €53 million on Bundesliga players this summer. Mangala departs German football having made a combined 142 competitive appearances across all competitions for Stuttgart and one-time loan club HSV.

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