Bristol City are set to sign ex-Charlton Athletic and Reading keeper Ben Hamer on loan after his deal to join Nottingham Forest broke down this week, according to Shoot.
The deal fell through due to a Football League imposed embargo which means Forest are restricted on the weekly wages they can offer.
Hamer, now 27, had previously been pictured with manager Dougie Freedman on a photo published by the club’s website, announcing that the deal was finalised, but financial restrictions got in the way of the deal being completed – and the photo has since been taken off of their club website.
Forest were hoping to sign him as a replacement for Karl Darlow who completed his move to Newcastle last summer, becoming the most expensive keeper in the club’s history.
Bristol City look poised to sign him on a season-long loan now, and Hamer will undoubtedly be keen to move away from the King Power Stadium to get more first-team football this season.
Forest will be disappointed to lose out on Hamer as he would have provided much needed competition for Dorus De Vries in the Forest net.
Bristol City fans…… What do you make of this news? Would Ben Hamer be a good addition to Steve Cotterill’s side for this season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!