English-born Sierra Leonean midfielder Tyrese Fornah has sealed a permanent move to English League One side Derby County after spending five years with Nottingham Forest.

Fornah secured a permanent departure from Forest, signing a two-year contract with Derby County until 2024/25.

The 23-year-old, who has had loan spells with Plymouth, Shrewsbury, and Reading, is finally settling with a permanent club as he joins The Rams.

Fornah, who rose through Forest’s development ranks after joining from Brighton and Hove Albion U-18 team, was regarded as a promising young player, and is anticipated to provide Derby County with toughness, tenacity, running, and talent in their effort to advance to the English Championship.

The 23-year-old was born in England to a father from Sierra Leone and a Ghanaian mother. The midfielder is yet to be capped internationally by any country.

Fornah is a defensive central midfielder, and his tackling skills and high work ethic have impressed both of the Western African football associations.

He made his professional debut for Forest in a third-round FA Cup defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in January 2022