Nottingham Forest could be set to go head to head with Sunderland to sign goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, according to a report by the Nottingham Post.
The 36-year-old is currently plying his trade over in Saudi Arabia, where he reportedly earns around £90k a week. However, it is believed his current club are willing to let the ‘keeper leave on loan and are willing to let any potential suitors pay only a fraction of his wages.
The former Wigan and Bolton stopper is well known on these shores following his successful spells with the Latics and the Trotters, and with Forest on the lookout for a ‘keeper for most of the season, the Oman international could be made very welcome at the City Ground.
The report also claims though that Sunderland want to sign the stopper, as Chris Coleman looks to add some experience to the ranks and prevent the club dropping down divisions for a second successive season.
Al Habsi is still fit and well enough to be playing despite entering the twighlight years of his career, and he would surely be an excellent short term capture for either Championship club.
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