Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Luke Freeman on a season long loan from Sheffield United.
The 28 year old attacking midfielder is an exciting left footed footballer who can play wide or behind the main attacker and will no doubt provide a major boost to Forest’s attacking dimension as they look to kick on from last seasons’ disappointment as Coach Sabri Lamouchi continues to build a squad that can potentially compete for promotion.
Freeman played only eleven Premier League games for the Blades last season after signing from Queens Park Rangers where he was player of the year in 2018/19.
Signed by Arsenal as a teenager from Gillingham, Freeman never played a game for the Gunners and went on loan to Yeovil before moving to Stevenage in 2011 going on to play 110 League One matches for the Hertfordshire based side. Earning a move to Bristol City he was a key part of the promotion winning squad that not only won the league to take the Robins up to the Championship but also had a winning Wembley appearance in the Football League Trophy after beating Walsall in the final.
Following two and a half successful seasons in Bristol, Dartford born Freeman had roughly the same amount of time at Loftus Road impressing in London before joining Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee last summer where he failed to get consistent game time in the Premier League.
The move to Forest for the former England youth international comes at a time in his career where he could potentially be playing his best football and will hopefully boost the Reds firepower with vision and drive to unlock doors in Championship defences once again.
A smart move for the club and the player it is one that could ideally benefit all parties involved.
*Main image @NFFC Freeman arrives on loan from Sheffield United.