Henri Lansbury hopeful of agreeing new Nottingham Forest deal
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 30/11/16 2:51pm
Henri Lansbury is hopeful of agreeing a new contract at Nottingham Forest once a proposed takeover of the club is completed.
The midfielder, who joined the club from Arsenal in August 2012, has just over seven months left on his current deal and would be free to leave the City Ground in the summer.
Sky sources understand American businessmen John Jay Moores and Charles Noell are close to completing a £50m takeover of Forest, putting any potential contract talks between Lansbury and the club on hold.
But the 26-year-old Forest captain told Sky Sports News HQ: "It's my second home now really from being at Arsenal for so long.
"They've made me feel welcome since the day I arrived, it's been a fantastic adventure so far.
"Once the takeover is done, we'll sit down and try and find an agreement.
"I think it (the takeover) will get resolved, I've spoken to the manager about it and he thinks it's going to get done soon. They've given him their backing and we're right behind it."
Lansbury, who scored a hat-trick in last week's 5-2 win at Barnsley, is set to feature once again for Forest on Friday when they host Sky Bet Championship leaders Newcastle, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7pm.