Jordan Smith could finally be about to leave Nottingham Forest with Huddersfield willing to sign the goalkeeper. According to Football Insider, talks are progressing between the two clubs, with the Terriers nearing a deal.

Forest are in the market to sign another goalkeeper on transfer deadline day. A deal to sign Keylor Navas looks to be off the table with the two clubs unable to agree on a wage arrangement.

If the Reds can get something over the line, Smith will be surplus to requirements. He’s already viewed as the third choice stopper at the City Ground and another arrival would shunt him further down the order.

Huddersfield want Smith
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After 20 years on Trentside, the time has perhaps come for Smith to leave. He’s not featured at first-team level on a frequent basis for five years and at 28-years-old, he needs to be playing.

Smith has made 54 appearances for the Forest first team, keeping 12 clean sheets. He’s often been viewed as a backup option but there was a period where he earned a regular run of games.

Now, Huddersfield could be the next destination for him to continue his career. It’s thought that an initial loan move is in the offing and Forest would be open to the goalkeeper leaving.

Smith could be about to leave Forest

The player has served a purpose at Forest but it’s now time for him to play some football. At Huddersfield, number one goalkeeper Lee Nicholls is out injured and he could get some games.

Smith is at an age now where he needs to be playing football. He’s not played anywhere near enough during his time at Forest and he must leave the City Ground to try and make a name for himself.

Huddersfield want Smith
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The talented academy graduate will live in the memory of supporters. His crucial save on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign helped preserve the club’s Championship status.

If the Reds land another goalkeeper today, it seems for all the world that Smith will get the nod to move to Huddersfield. It’s an opportunity that he must grasp with both hands.

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