Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of defender Michael Mancienne on a three-year deal from German side Hamburg.The 26-year-old started his career with Chelsea but after finding game time limited at Stamford Bridge, he made two separate loan moves to Queens Park Rangers and featured 61 times for the Loftus Road side.
Mancienne's time in West London aided his development and he made another loan move, this time to Wolves, helping the Molineux outfit achieve promotion to the Premier League in the 2009-10 campaign.
After suffering a thigh injury which kept him out for three months, Mancienne returned to help Wolves avoid relegation before deciding to head away from England as he was snapped up by Hamburg on a four-year deal in May 2011.
The versatile defender, who can play all across the backline, made 51 appearances for the German side in total and also knows Forest manager Stuart Pearce from his days in the England youth set-up, appearing 31 times for the Under 21s during Pearce’s stewardship.
Pearce flew back from The Reds’ training camp in Portugal yesterday to meet with Mancienne to finalise the deal and he now becomes Forest's fifth signing of the summer.
Click here to watch Michael's first interview with Forest Player.