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Niakhate Joins Lyon in record €31.9M transfer from Nottingham Forest | The Express Tribune

Senegal international Moussa Niakhate has completed a permanent transfer from Nottingham Forest to Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais, the French side announced on Thursday.

The 28-year old defender, who joined Forest from Mainz in 2022, spent the last two seasons in the Premier League appearing in 35 games.

Olympique Lyonnais said in a statement that they would pay 31.9 million euros ($34.48 million) to Nottingham Forest, making it the highest transfer fee ever for the club.

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The move follows the signing of former Forest midfielder Orel Mangala, who completed a permanent transfer to Lyon worth around 17.7 million euros on Tuesday.

Niakhate will stay at the club until June 30, 2028.

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