Andrew Omobamidele signs five-year deal with Nottingham Forest from Norwich City

Andrew Omobamidele of Republic of Ireland in action against Strahinja Pavlovic of Serbia during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying group A match between Republic of Ireland and Serbia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Andrew Omobamidele in action for Ireland Credit: Timmy Keane (ETPhotos)

Nottingham Forest has secured the services of Republic of Ireland international, Andrew Omobamidele from Norwich City.

The 21-year-old central defender, known as one of the EFL's brightest prospects, has committed to a five-year stint, which will have him play at The City Ground until the summer of 2028.

After transitioning from Leixlip United to Norwich City in 2019, Omobamidele swiftly progressed through the Canaries' ranks.

The talented defender made a mark when he debuted professionally in the Sky Bet Championship in January 2021, a memorable year for Norwich as they clinched the league title under the guidance of Daniel Farke.

The following season saw Omobamidele dip his toes in the Premier League, where he showcased his potential in five matches and recorded his maiden top-flight goal against Leeds United in October 2021.

His skills didn't go unnoticed on the international stage either. After his full international debut for the Republic of Ireland in September 2021, he went on to represent his nation on five more occasions.

Ross Wilson, Nottingham Forest’s Chief Football Officer, expressed his enthusiasm regarding the signing, stating, “Andrew has attracted considerable attention since his emergence at Norwich City, already experiencing Premier League, Championship and international football.”

Wilson further commented on Omobamidele's potential, adding, “He is one of the most exciting young defenders in the country at this time and we are delighted to welcome him to the club.”