Former Leeds United striker Lewis Walters has announced on Instagram and Twitter that he has signed a deal with Nottingham Forest according to the Nottingham Post.

The 21 year old tweeted a photo of himself signing a contract with Forest academy coach Gary Brazil on his Twitter account although the signing is yet to be confirmed by The Reds.

Walters came through the academy ranks at Leeds United to sign his first professional deal with the club back in 2013. The player failed to make a senior appearance for The Whites and left the club after being released at the end of last season.

SkyBet League One club Sheffield United offered the young striker a trial in the summer but Walters failed to earn a permanent deal at Bramall Lane. After starting the new season without a club, Walters has spent the last few weeks trying to impress at Nottingham Forest with the player being given an opportunity to express his talents in the club’s development squad.

After making a number of appearances in the Under 21 Professional Development League 2 for The Reds, it now looks as though Walters has finally earned his chance to stay at The City Ground after being offered a deal.

The striker is likely to continue to play in the development squad with Walters being named in the Forest side to face Cardiff City in the Under 21 Professional Development League 2 on Friday evening.

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