By Danny Wright
Jorge Grant has agreed a new three-year deal with Nottingham Forest.
A statement on the Reds’ official club website on Monday confirmed that the 22-year-old “has put pen to paper to tie him to The City Ground until 2020”.
The midfielder is a product of Forest’s youth academy and has made a total of 20 first team appearances for the club, scoring one goal, which came against Premier League giants Tottenham in a 3-1 League Cup loss at White Hart Lane in 2014.
Grant played six times for Forest this season before he was sent on loan across the River Trent to Notts County, where he helped them avoid relegation from League Two.
He netted six times for the Magpies and supplied three assists in 17 appearances in the fourth tier of English football.
It was understood that Notts County were keen on a second deal for the midfielder, while Wigan and Bristol City were also keeping tabs on his situation.
Football Insider Verdict
Mark Warburton is a manager that loves to play out his philosophy of bringing through youngsters, and Grant epitomises that. The Forest youngster could be sent out on loan again but knowing Warburton he is very likely to give Grant more first-team opportunities this season, and could give him a key role in his first-team plans. Fans always want to see their club develop their own talent and the City Ground faithful can be very happy that they’ve got a manager who is willing to do that. Grant is a very tidy midfielder and if he has a good one or two seasons in the East Midlands, he could be worth a bit of money in the future.
In other Nottingham Forest news, the Reds are close to making this 20-year-old their first summer signing as he is set for a medical after agreeing personal terms.