Forest complete double deal

  • Last Updated: August 6 2014, 20:05 BST

Nottingham Forest have strengthened their attacking options ahead of the new season after completing deals for Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio.

Britt Assombalonga (pictured) and Michail Antonio have signed for Forest
Britt Assombalonga (pictured) and Michail Antonio have signed for Forest

Assombalonga joins on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Peterborough after a prolific campaign with the Cambridgeshire side last season where he scored 33 goals in all competitions.

Forest are thought to have tabled a £5m bid rising to £8m based on appearances, for the 21-year-old striker from Zaire after he handed in a transfer request at London Road.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Sky Bet Championship side completed the transfer of Michail Antonio from Sheffield Wednesday.

The 24-year-old, who scored 13 goals in 69 appearances for the Owls, has moved to the City Ground on a three-year deal.

Sky sources learned on Tuesday that Forest were targeting Antonio to add pace to their promotion challenge.

He became a key player for the South Yorkshire club and his performances alerted the interest of a number of other clubs, some of which were understood to be in the Premier League.

The double deal will come as welcome news to Forest manager Stuart Pearce, who was involved in a dispute with chairman Al Hasawi earlier this week after key players Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles were sold to Newcastle.