Date: 13th June 2019 at 7:01pm
Written by: Seb Franklin

According to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest are interested in Arijanet Muric and could make a loan move for the Manchester City goalkeeper this summer. Muric could find himself behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo in the pecking order under Pep Guardiola next season and may have to leave temporarily to get more playing time.

The 20-year-old may be open to a loan move, but whether he’d be a regular at Forest remains to be seen. Martin O’Neill already has Costel Pantilimon, Luke Steele and Jordan Smith at his disposal between the sticks, so one player may have to leave if Muric is signed. The Forest boss scouted him on international duty recently so there appears to be genuine interest.

The Kosovan international joined Man City from Zurich in 2015 and has gone on to make five appearances in all competitions for the Sky Blues, conceding one goal and keeping four clean sheets. Muric played second fiddle to Ederson last season due to Claudio Bravo’s injury and featured in all but one of City’s EFL Cup games in 2018/19, but he’ll be third-choice when Bravo is fit.

Whether Forest can capitalise on the situation remains to be seen, however, as City may not want to leave themselves short in goal in case of injury again.

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