And after struggling to make an impact at Vicarage Road since moving there in 2016, the former Manchester City man wants a fresh start with Forest.
"I like the spirit of the club, I like the history and I like the team," he told the Forest programme. "I have very good teammates and the staff are good as well.
"I hope that I will be here next season and that I can help the team as much as possible for the aims that we have.
"I really like what is happening here."