Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Adnan Kanuric on a free transfer, the club have confirmed on their official website.
The Reds already have a strong goalkeeping department with Dean Henderson and Wayne Hennessey in place.
Jordan Smith is still at the club, whilst George Shelvey has been playing for the under-21s during 2022/23.
Now, Kanuric has bolstered the ranks having been released by FK Sarajevo at the end of last season.
The 22-year-old was born in Austria but has played youth international football for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Last season, he was largely viewed as a backup option but did make three appearances for the Bosnian outfit.
Kanuric does have experience of English football having spent two years on the books at Stoke City.
During his time at the Bet365 Stadium, he spent a brief time out on loan in the Northern Premier League with Grantham Town.
The youngster had been invited to train with Forest and he’s impressed the relevant people sufficiently to win a deal.
It looks likely that he will become the club’s third-choice goalkeeper; whilst he could feature for the under-21s as an overage option.
Interestingly, Tottenham were very keen on signing Kanuric in 2020 with Stoke on Trent Live claiming a £5 million bid was in the offing.
Kanuric signing completed and it does make sense
If you look at a list of the goalkeeping options at the City Ground right now, this might seem like a strange one.
A bit of careful research, however, and signing Kanuric makes a fair bit of sense from a Forest perspective.
Henderson isn’t Forest’s goalkeeper, Hennessey is 36 and Smith will be out of contract at the end of the season.
Nicky Hogarth is a highly-rated stopper and he could have a future on Trentside if he continues progressing.
Kanuric looks an exciting stopper though and at 6ft 4in, he’s certainly the right sort of build for a goalkeeper.
Only time will tell what part the Bosnian youth international plays at Forest but it doesn’t take rocket science to understand the logic behind this signing.