Nottingham Forest suffer setback in pursuit of a new goalkeeper, with deals for PSG duo Keylor Navas and Sergio Rico falling through… as Steve Cooper looks to bring in cover for the injured Dean Henderson
Nottingham Forest are set to miss out on PSG duo Keylor Navas and Sergio Rico as their search for a new goalkeeper continues.
After initially showing a willingness to let the vastly experienced Navas go and all at Forest expecting the Costa Rica star to sign on loan, the French side changed their mind and offered Forest the option of taking his club mate Rico instead.
However, a potential deal for Rico has now fallen through as well, leaving Forest to look elsewhere for cover for Dean Henderson.
Nottingham Forest are set to miss out on signing experienced goalkeeper Keylor Navas
The Premier League club will also not be signing PSG goalkeeper Sergio Rico on deadline day
Henderson, on loan from Manchester United, suffered a thigh injury in the 2-0 win over Leicester on January 14.
Cooper said that the English keeper would be out of action for four to five weeks.
A one-time Spain international, Rico had a previous spell in England with Fulham and has been on loan at Mallorca. The 29-year-old started out at Sevilla.
He has not made a single appearance for PSG this term, having fallen behind Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma in the pecking order.
Steve Cooper is looking for cover for Dean Henderson who is currently injured
Navas shared goalkeeping duties with Donnarumma last season, but is now viewed as second-choice between the Italian international.
Steve Cooper’s side have already added midfielder Danilo, playmaker Gustavo Scarpa and forward Chris Wood to their squad in the winter transfer window, in addition to the 23 players they signed following promotion last summer.
Forest are closing in on a move for Felipe from Atletico Madrid after agreeing a £2m transfer fee, while they are also expected to announce the signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Newcastle on a two-and-a-half year deal.