Nottingham Forest announced their first signing of the summer on Tuesday evening in the shape of Ethan Horvath.
The club have confirmed that the 26-year-old has agreed a three-year contract at the City Ground after moving on from Belgian champions Club Brugge.
Horvath has a wealth of experience at domestic, European and international level after representing the USA on seven occasions so far during his careeer.
That includes winning man of the match in the CONCACAF Nations League final where he saved a last-minute penalty against Mexico to help his nation to glory in the showpiece event.
Chris Hughton had been adamant about his desire to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season, and while it’s early days, he’ll no doubt be delighted to get this one tied up.
As you’d imagine, supporters are also relieved to get such a deal tied up. Here’s what a selection of fans made of the deal on social media.
Did each of these 20 players ever score a goal whilst on loan at Nottingham Forest?
Sounds like a good keeper but what does this spell out for samba 🤔
— 🙋♂️ (@gras_1964) July 13, 2021
Tidy signing that. Some competition from samba and was a few agent. Fair play lads x
— ¡ (@_jacklufc) July 13, 2021
Good quality signings but why are we still accumulating goalkeepers 🤦♂️ #nffc
— Matthew (@Islander151) July 13, 2021
Surely he is better than Samba!!
— Thomas (@Thomas44523760) July 13, 2021
Must be better than Smith. We need real competition.
— Jax (@CarnorJax87) July 13, 2021
Welcome to Forest to a very good keeper! 💪🏻⚽️🔴⚪️ Samba will feel the pressure, and I actually think Horvath will be #1
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) July 13, 2021
Good luck to him. He'll be some 'keeper if he can displace Samba, who is one of the best in the league. But hopefully a solid pair of hands at the least, looks like a bit of a career #2.
— Steve Stone's Mullet (@RedDogCam) July 13, 2021
Loving the fact that this was done without any “in the know” types calling it. Well done #NFFC
— Dave Smith (@eracdave) July 13, 2021
We all agree, Ethan Horvath is magic!
Best of luck to you, mate!
— Michael en al. (@MamadouEnal) July 13, 2021
Fair play, that is a very impressive signing. Great calibre.
— Davo M (@davo261088) July 13, 2021
— Will Hobson (@Willh1985) July 13, 2021
we’ve outdone ourselves here
— Elliott seaton (@ElliottSeaton80) July 13, 2021