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20th Jan, 2017 | 7:47pm

Henri Lansbury has this message for Nottingham Forest owner after Aston Villa switch

By Amir Mir

Henri Lansbury has thanked Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi for bringing him to the club and stated that he has “the best interests” of the Championship side.

Aston Villa confirmed on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon that the former Forest captain Lansbury has signed for them on a permanent basis.

The 26-year-old joins a Villa team that is vying for promotion after relegation last season and leaves a Forest side that is two places and three points above the relegation zone.

After his move to Villa, Lansbury posted this message to the Forest supporters on his personal Twitter account. 

Lansbury scored six goals for Forest this season, including supplying three assists in 17 Championship games.

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Overall, the former Arsenal man played 150 games for them from midfield, scoring an impressive 33 goals and providing 20 assists.

Forest owner Al Hasawi is a controversial figure at the Midlands giants after a deal from an American consortium to take over the club collapsed.

Sections of supporters want the owner to sell the club as they want to progress in the Championship rather than continue to stall and fall.

At this moment in time, the two-time European champions have no manager in charge as they take on Bristol City at the City ground on Saturday afternoon.

In other Nottingham Forest news, the club is reportedly targeting this football league manager to replace the sacked Phillipe Montanier. 

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