The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Jamie Holt

NEW sign­ing Kyle Ebe­cilio is look­ing for­ward to re­new­ing ac­quain­tances with ex-Ar­se­nal team-mate Henri Lans­bury af­ter the Not­ting­ham For­est midfielder com­mit­ted his fu­ture to the club.

Ebe­cilio has signed on a sea­son-long loan from Dutch side FC Twente but the 21year-old midfielder spent most of his teenage years along­side Lans­bury at Ar­se­nal.

Lans­bury had been the sub­ject of in­ter­est from Burn­ley. How­ever, on Wed­nes­day For­est owner Fawaz AlHa­sawi took to Twit­ter to an­nounce the 24-year-old would be stay­ing.

And Ebe­cilio, who scored ten goals in 60 ap­pear­ances over the last two years for Twente, is de­lighted.

“I know Henri Lans­bury from my time at Ar­se­nal,” he said. “I re­mem­ber him as a funny guy but I watched the game on Satur­day and I see he’s re­ally se­ri­ous and lead­ing the team. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to see­ing him and play­ing to­gether with him.

“I feel like it’s a warm club, a fam­ily club, and the city’s also nice. When I first heard about Not­ting­ham I was think­ing it was quite a ‘grey’ city, but when I came here it was re­ally nice – like a small Am­s­ter­dam.

“I’m very happy to be here. I’ve waited a long time for this mo­ment and I can’t wait to get started.”

HAPPY: Kyle Ebe­cilio

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