Nottingham Forest are still keen on signing Ugurcan Cakir, according to some emerging reports, with Sheffield United also keen.
The Reds targeted the goalkeeper in January shortly after Dean Henderson picked up a thigh injury during a game against Leicester.
Forest turned their attention to Keylor Navas instead. It’s claimed that they offered Trabzonspor £1 million to sign Cakir on loan, with a view to signing him for £7 million during the summer.
Cakir is widely regarded as a goalkeeper who will eventually move to a big European league at some point in the future. He has been with Trabzonspor all of his career, making 191 appearances for the club.
This isn’t the first time that Cakir has been linked with a move to the Premier League. He’s been linked with a move to Newcastle and Liverpool in the past and interest will remain rife in the summer.
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Forest have to take care of survival business first and foremost. It’s perhaps strange to see the club linked with players when it’s up in the air what division they will play in next season.
Cakir is 26-years-old and that makes him a nice age for a goalkeeper. In theory, if Forest did sign him during the summer then he could feasibly become the club’s stopper for the next 10 years.
Forest still want Cakir, with Sheffield United keen
The Reds would love to add Cakir to their ranks if they remain in the Premier League. He’s a nice age for a goalkeeper and he will probably be a cheaper option than signing Henderson on a permanent basis.
Cakir will be a wanted man. Several clubs in the Premier League will find themselves needing a new goalkeeper in the summer, with Tottenham and Manchester United likely to be on the lookout.
Trabzonspor will know they can’t keep Cakir from the clutches of a team in a top European league for long. Now, it remains to be seen whether or not Forest will go back in for the Turkish star during the summer.