Nottingham Forest are thought to be one of the clubs interested in signing John Ruddy; although contrasting reports have emerged.
TalkSport journalist Alex Crook claimed live on air last night that Ruddy was set to bolster the goalkeeping ranks.
The 35-year-old is a free agent after Wolves released him at the end of last season and is looking for a new club.
Ruddy is a vastly experienced performer and has seen it all at Championship and Premier League levels.
Forest may go in search of another goalkeeper this summer with Dean Henderson set to arrive from Manchester United.
Brice Samba looks almost certain to leave, whilst Ethan Horvath could also depart as he seeks match action ahead of the World Cup.
That will leave Jordan Smith to compete with Henderson but Cooper will likely look at another, more experienced option.
Ruddy hasn’t played much football in recent seasons but he’s a player with plenty of games under his belt.
He’s played 72 times for Wolves and helped them win the Championship during 2017/18 under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Prior to his Molineux move, he played for Norwich City and there he played 242 games, keeping 60 clean sheets.
Ruddy also has an England appearance to his name but his only cap was collected way back in 2012.
Forest reportedly want Ruddy but contrasting claim emerges
Transfer reporter Jacque Talbot has claimed on Twitter that Crook’s report last night linking Ruddy to Forest was wide of the mark.
That leaves Forest fans now really knowing who to believe and it will be interesting to see what transpires.
On the face of things, Ruddy does look like a sensible addition. He won’t mind being a number two and he’d surely relish the chance to join a Premier League club again.
Forest will likely insist on signing another goalkeeper this summer but right now, that doesn’t seem as though it will be Ruddy.
Given the contrasting reports, it will be interesting to see how this one plays out between now and the transfer deadline.