DAVID McGoldrick has completed his move to Nottingham Forest today, after Saints "reluctantly" agreed to let him go.

Saints will receive an undisclosed seven-figure sum for the 21-year-old, who was the club's top scorer last season.

As previously revealed, Forest had put in a bid of £1m for the striker and have been waiting for the last few weeks to hear the result of their offer.

McGoldrick, who began his career at Notts County, has signed a four-year deal at the City Ground.

No announcement has yet been made by Saints about whether the money is being received in a lump sum, or instalments, and whether it will allow them to pay the staff and player wages for June.

Head Coach Mark Wotte said: "David was keen to sign for Nottingham as he has family connections in the city and was desperate to play in the Championship. We wish him well.

"He scored 14 goals and played every single match, which shows that he is physically strong as well as talented.

"Considering the financial situation of the club, I hope people can understand the reasons why we have agreed to accept Nottingham Forest's offer, which will hopefully benefit the club as a whole.

"They have paid fair price after around six weeks of negotiations and we will all be keeping a close eye on his future progress."