Nottingham Forest sign Elliot Anderson, Odysseas Vlachodimos joins Newcastle United

Elliot Anderson has completed his move from Newcastle United to Nottingham Forest signing a five-year deal with the club.

In a corresponding but separate move goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos has moved the other way to St James’ Park.

Newcastle reluctantly parted with Anderson, a 21-year-old academy graduate, to help ensure their compliance with the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules (PSR) with Forest also in need of sales to balance their own books.

The deal to sell Anderson comes after Brighton & Hove Albion agreed a fee in the region of £33million to sign Newcastle winger Yankuba Minteh.

Both clubs have been seeking sales in order to ease their difficulties with PSR, with both potentially leaving themselves open to a possible points deduction for next season if they failed to raise sufficient funds.

Anderson joined Newcastle at the age of eight and broke into the first team in 2021, going on to make 55 appearances.

He impressed on loan at Bristol Rovers in League Two during the second half of the 2021-22 season before returning to Newcastle that summer.

During the 2023-24 campaign, Anderson played 26 times for Newcastle, with 10 of those starts, but his season was disrupted by a back injury that ruled him out from October until March.

Forest’s chief football officer Ross Wilson said: “We are all delighted to welcome Elliot to Nottingham Forest and pleased that he has chosen to continue to develop his talent with us in the Premier League.

“We are sure he will thrive in a Forest shirt, as other players in his age profile have done. As soon as the opportunity arose for him to potentially join, it was something we were all excited to make happen.”

Vlachodimos only joined Forest from Benfica in September 2023 and leaves after making only seven appearances for the club.

“I am very happy to be joining Newcastle United,” the Greece international said. “It’s an honour for me to be part of this huge club, with excellent players and a great coach. I can’t wait to get started.”

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe added: “Odysseas is very experienced at elite European and international level and he joins a strong group of senior goalkeepers.

“That strength in depth is valuable and means we go into the new season with strong competition in a key area.”

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