Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of former Barcelona academy defender Roger Riera.

19-year-old Riera joins on a free transfer after being released by the Spanish giants at the end of  the 2013/14 season.

The central defender captained the Barcelona U19 side to the UEFA Youth League title last season, but has since been deemed to surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.

Riera, who has signed a two year deal, tweeted the following:

 


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