Nottingham Forest will ramp up their efforts to land Manchester City goalkeeper Arijanet Muric, according to the Nottingham Post.
Boss Martin O’Neill was in attendance as Muric kept goal for Kosovo in a 3-2 win over Bulgaria on Tuesday night. His goalkeeping coach Seamus McDonagh was alongside the Reds manager.
It is thought that Pep Guardiola is willing to allow the young stopper to head out on loan for next season and the City Ground is a possible destination.
The 20-year-old kept goal for the Citizens during their EFL Cup campaign last season. He conceded just one goal in five matches but was replaced by Ederson for the final against Chelsea.
Forest currently have Costel Pantilimon and Luke Steele vying for the gloves. It would seem almost certain that one of those would leave if Muric is added to O’Neill’s ranks.
Seat Pitch Summary
Although Forest fans expected a few additions to the squad this summer, not many would have predicted the arrival of a goalkeeper.
Pantilimon was vastly improved following O’Neill’s arrival on Trentside, whilst he also finished the campaign with 15 clean sheets.
Muric would be welcomed at the club, however.
He was understudy to Ederson last season and proved during his starts in the EFL Cup that he is a more than capable goalkeeper.
If Forest were to land someone as competent as the youngster it could send out a real statement of intent and kick off the summer transfer window with a bang.