Having completed one of their biggest signings of the summer in Tiago Silva, it looks as if Nottingham Forest are that much closer to getting their second over the line too.
This should hopefully put a stop to any other speculation regarding the goalkeeper position this summer. There had been reports previously that Forest were looking to bring in free agent Abdoulaye Diallo to the City Ground instead, following the appointment of Sabri Lamouchi, who worked together at Stade Rennais.
As I previously wrote, whilst every manager should be allowed to make his own decisions and not be tied down by the previous regime, making the move for Diallo rather than Muric would be the wrong one.
So with the news coming out that the move was edging closer, Forest fans couldn’t contain their excitement that someone highly rated by Pep Guardiola is set to join the club. Although there were a few who, despite the big news, decided to take the more pragmatic approach and asked the question about the goalkeeping situation as it stands.
Queue Derby fans replying he’s rubbish.
— Red Dog Macca (@halftimepies) July 7, 2019
A good squad is making some good additions fuelling the hope that we can make a big impact in the Championship promotion race. Looking good to build on our first top 10 finish for years. ???????? #NFFC
— Dave⭐️⭐️ (@dj_zotov) July 7, 2019
Now we’re talking, will be out most important signing this summer I think ????????
— martyn (@martynbigdog) July 7, 2019
— Priceless (@FifaStylist) July 7, 2019
— Edward NFFC Timmins (@timmins99) July 7, 2019
Assuming Smith or Steele might be going then?
— Ashlehh (@Official_Porter) July 7, 2019
This kid is definitely the whole biscuit, bench time for clueless pantilimon
— andy matthewman (@mattynffc) July 7, 2019
Very happy with that. Even though he kept 15 clean sheets i don’t think pantilmon is good enough if we want promotion
— Craig woolley (@CraigWoolley15) July 7, 2019