Championship side Nottingham Forest will make a move for Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles if they fail to move for Danish goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The Reds are in the hunt for a new number one shot stopper and have targeted Rønnow with a €2.3 million bid, with his cub Brondby supposedly hoping for as much as €3 million.
It looks as though Forest are not prepared to go that high, and could lodge a move for Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles on deadline day if they can’t sort a deal out for their main target.
Robles moved to Everton in 2013 after he impressed Roberto Martinez during his loan spell at Wigan Athletic.
He signed on a five-year-deal from Atletico Madrid and now has a year remaining on his deal with the Toffees.
The Spaniard is well down the pecking order at Goodison Park, with Jordan Pickford and Maarten Stekelenburg both ahead of him, perhaps opening the door to a Championship move.
Perhaps it’s just the fact that Everton are in the Premier League and he is dealing with a higher quality of forward, but I personally think Forest can do a bit better than Robles.
His last few appearances as the number one for Everton is probably why Jordan Pickford ended up there in this summer.
He’s been extremely poor with his shot stopping, and I think Forest might be able to do better.
Perhaps, if the fee is reasonable the deal will look better, and Jordan Smith is a very decent goalkeeper himself.
This would offer Mark Warburton rotation between a young goalkeeper and a more experienced goalkeeper of about the same ability.
However, if Warburton is looking to improve on what he already has, I’m not sure about this deal at all.
Forest fans… What do you make of this? Do you agree you could do better? Let us know in the comments below!