Nottingham Forest have reportedly targeted AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic ahead of a potential summer move according to SDNA (via a reported from the Nottingham Post).
Begovic has fallen down the pecking order in Eddie Howe’s squad, with the Cherries boss favouring Artur Boruc and Mark Travers between the sticks this season.
The 31-year-old is also attracting interest from Olympiacos, Stoke City and Turkish side, Fenerbahce.
Martin O’Neill has seemingly targeted the goalkeeping position as an area that needs strengthening ahead of next year’s campaign.
Costel Pantilimon has struggled for competition between the sticks, and Begovic would certainly be confident of challenging the former Watford man for his starting spot at the City Ground.
It’s clear to see why Begovic has grown frustrated at Bournemouth, with the shot-stopper making just four appearances since the turn of the year.
He’s far too good of an option to be sat on the substitutes bench and he’s evidently in favour of a move away from the Premier League.
This surely won’t be the last we hear of a rumour linking Begovic with a move away from AFC Bournemouth this summer.
This would be a smart bit of business by the Reds.
Begovic is going to be unhappy heading into the summer, with a lack of game time going to be a real concern to a goalkeeper of his quality.
Forest need someone to challenge Costel Pantilimon for his starting spot, and there’s no doubting that Begovic is more than capable of doing that.