Thursday, December 23, 2010
After a days of rumors and speculation, Nottingham Forest have confirmed that American forward Robbie Findley will be joining the club in early 2011 pending approval of a work permit.
Findley had previously been on trial with Premier League club Wolves before getting scooped up by Forest.
Wolves coach Mick McCarthy had suggested back on Monday that Findley had come to terms with Forest however the Championship club was quick to deny that anything had been finalized.
The native of Phoenix, Arizona rode a strong MLS 2009 campaign to a spot on United States national team coach Bob Bradley's 2010 World Cup roster however Findley was considered a disappointment in his time on the field in South Africa.
According to Forest, the terms of Findley's contract will keep him with the two-time Champions League winners through the 2012-2013 season once he is issued a UK work permit.
"Robbie will sign a two and a half year contract, subject to securing a work permit," Nottingham Forest Media Director Frazer Nicholson confirmed to YA. "It's anticipated he will link-up with us early in the New Year."
Findley spent the previous three-plus seasons with Real Salt Lake of MLS where he appeared in over 90 matches and helped the Utah club win the 2009 MLS Cup.