Nottingham Forest completed the signing of goalkeeper Ethan Horvath yesterday. Only two months ago, however, it seemed as though he might be heading to Tottenham.
According to Voetbal 24, via Tribal Football, Spurs were mightily keen on landing the stopper. He has been a free agent since leaving Club Brugge at the end of 2020/21.
Spurs were keen to add a deputy to Hugo Lloris. New boss Nuno Espirito Santo will still be keen to add another custodian to his ranks during the transfer window.
Paulo Gazzaniga has left, with 34-year-old Joe Hart now in reserve to the France number one. As a result, a new goalkeeper does look to be on the cards for Tottenham.
Their loss looks to be Forest’s gain, however, and Horvath has penned a three-year contract at the City Ground. He will join Brice Samba and Jordan Smith in the goalkeeping ranks on Trentside.
Horvath played one game in the Champions League last season. He only made four appearances in total and was largely the understudy to Simon Mignolet.
He arrived at Club Brugge from Molde where he was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s trusted player between the posts.
Horvath to Forest: Previous interest makes him a coup
With previous interest coming from a club like Tottenham, this makes for an interesting deal from a Forest perspective.
Horvath has seven caps for the United States and has been tipped to be a future number one by plenty of people.
Samba looks likely to remain the club’s number one stopper, but Horvath will have designs on becoming the club’s number one.
The proof will obviously be in the performance, although this looks like a very shrewd signing from a Forest point of view.