Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Ethan Horvath has been linked with a move back to his home country, with New England Revolution courting the player.

The 26-year-old signed for Forest on a free transfer during the summer transfer window. He left Club Brugge after the 2020/21 campaign, having played four times last season.

Horvath has been forced to wait patiently for a chance to shine at Forest.

He made his first appearance under Steve Cooper during a 0-0 draw at Preston and kept another clean sheet in Saturday’s win against Bristol City.

Forest Horvath
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Ultimately, he remains the number two custodian, however.

When Brice Samba completes his suspension against Sheffield United tomorrow, he should return to the side.

That could leave Horvath with a decision and according to Fox Sports, New England Revolution are looking to pounce.

The MLS outfit are in limbo, with their first choice custodian Matt Turner set to join Arsenal in the summer.

Horvath signed a two-year contract with Forest last summer and he’s spoken fondly of his time at the City Ground.

At 26-years-old he will want to be playing regularly, however, and that could tempt him to return back to the USA.

Competition: Horvath departure could make Forest goalkeeper department look very different

If the American was to leave the City Ground, things could look very different on the goalkeeping front next season.

Brice Samba is likely to remain at the club but Jordan Smith will see his contract expire.

Forest Horvath
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As a result, it would leave Cooper in need of a goalkeeper, whether it be a first choice stopper or someone to compete with Samba.

Horvath could leave the Reds boss with a real dilemma if he keeps another clean sheet on Friday.

If he doesn’t retain his place then he might just consider his future in the summer.

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