Nottingham Forest have made a terrific start to the new Championship season as they currently sit in 6th place on 9 points.
The club survived on the final day of the season last time around, and have looked to put together a side that is capable of challenging towards the top end of the championship table, by bringing in no fewer than 13 players.
Despite sitting in the play-off spots, one problem that the club have had is keeping out goals as they have leaked 8 goals in just 5 games, which is the worst defensive record in the top 6 of the league and something that manager Mark Warburton will be looking to address.
There have been rumours that the club are looking to bring in a new goalkeeper after they were linked with Newcastle United’s Tim Krul, but with Krul now expected to join Brighton & Hove Albion, it leaves Warburton searching the market to add his ranks.
With that in mind Nottingham Forest should turn there attentions to Watford shot stopper Costel Pantilimon.
Costel Pantilimon – The Romanian goalkeeper was signed by Watford in 2016 from Sunderland, but has struggled for regular game time at the Hornets, making just 5 appearances for the club last season in all competitions.
With Watford signing Greek international Orestis Karnezis on loan from Udinese, it paves the way for Pantilimon to leave Vicarage Road in search of first team football.
Standing at 6’8 the goalkeeper has a huge aerial presence and is also an excellent shot stopper, and at the age of 30 could bring some well needed experience to the Nottingham Forest goalkeeping ranks.
Nottingham Forest fans would Pantilimon be a good signing for your club? Let us know in the comments section below…