Former Forest defender Louis Laing agrees Motherwell move

HITC Sport understands Motherwell are set to secure the permanent signing of former Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing.

HITC Sport understands former Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing is set to join Motherwell on a permanent basis.

The 22-year-old's contract at the City Ground expired earlier this summer and Dougie Freedman has opted not to offer the central defender a new deal.

Laing joined Motherwell on loan in January and helped the club secure their Premiership status with a famous play-off win over Rangers.

The former England Under 19 international made 13 appearances for Motherwell during his loan stint and Fir Park boss Ian Baraclough was always keen to sign Laing permanently.

Laing started his career Sunderland, but only made one appearance in the Premier League for the club before joining Forest in the summer of 2014.

The big defender never made one appearance for Forest and spent last season out on loan at Notts County and Motherwell.

Laing is set to become the third signing of the week for Motherwell following the arrivals of strikers David Clarkson and Wes Fletcher with the defender set to sign a two-year deal at the Lanarkshire club.

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