By Harvey Byrne
Lewis Walters has joined Nottingham Forest after being released from Leeds in the summer – and fans have taken to Twitter to wish him all the best.
The 21-year-old revealed the deal on his personal Instagram account on Friday afternoon.
He signed his first professional deal at Elland Road in 2013, but clearly hadn’t done enough to convince new manager Garry Monk that he was worth keeping at the club.
So Happy to have signed a contract with Nottingham forest! ?? Would… https://t.co/El639sgqIC
— lewis walters (@lewiswalterss) September 23, 2016
Fans took to social media to wish the youngster all the best, while some were worried that he may come back to haunt them.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@lewiswalterss good luck mate,surprised we let u go thought you had a mass of talent,hopefully u do the business there (but not against us)
— WeRuleSupreme (@pleaseapparell) September 23, 2016
@lewiswalterss Good luck. Never thought you got a proper run of it at Leeds. Please don't score against us!! 😉
— Keely Bannister (@bobblybibbly) September 23, 2016
@lewiswalterss good lad always said you were a top player, time to prove it now MOT
— Asa Smith (@Asalee17) September 23, 2016
@lewiswalterss good luck at forest fella. They've got a real prospect if u reach your full potential
— Luke (@parsons_no_7) September 23, 2016
@lewiswalterss good luck lad. Hope you get plenty of game time and show your real worth and talent off
— Ben Lyttle (@BennyLyttle) September 23, 2016
@lewiswalterss Gutted to see you go Lewis, all the best with your career! MOT
— Alexander Toon (@AlexanderToon94) September 23, 2016
@lewiswalterss good luck. should have have been given a chance at Leeds
— sportsbetbonus (@bonussportsbook) September 23, 2016
Walters will now be expected to join up with the Nottingham Forest Under-23’s side, but he will certainly have one eye on the senior team.
He has joined a side which currently has Nicklas Bendtner, Apostolos Vellios, Britt Assombalonga, Matty Fryatt and Nicolao Dumitru all vying for a position upfront, which may restrict his chances in the senior side.
However, he has moved from one famous club to another, with both clubs having a good history of bringing through young players.
Forest can boast the likes of Wes Morgan and Jermaine Jenas, while Leeds have seen the likes of Fabian Delph and Jonathan Woodgate come through their system.
In other Leeds news, the Whites have made an approach for Nottingham Forest centre-back Jack Hobbs.