Nottingham Forest have seen a bid rejected by New England Revolution for their goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic. The Reds are cranking up their desire to sign a new custodian, with the new season now under two weeks away.
According to The Athletic, the Serbian stopper is a wanted man. Forest bid around £6.5 million for the stopper, with Nantes also seeing a bid rejected for the impressive performer.
Worryingly for Forest, this might be a deal that they can’t do this summer. New England would prefer to sell the player in the winter, allowing the player to finish the campaign in the MLS.
Petrovic has won two caps for the Serbian national team. He was also voted second in the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year last season, despite making just 21 appearances during the campaign.
The 23-year-old has a contract with his current club until 2025. He only actually signed for the MLS outfit in April 2022 from Serbian outfit Cukaricki where he made 86 appearances.
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One way or another, the Reds need to get a problem void filled quickly. The season is slowly creeping up on Forest and they can’t go into the campaign without a senior goalkeeper.
Forest have bid rejected for Petrovic
This could prove to be a useful signing for the Reds. However, it’s one that they might have to quickly move on from, given that New England aren’t keen on selling him this summer.
Forest are leaving it very late in the day to get a goalkeeper sorted. Although Ethan Horvath might prove to be a very useful backup, it’s hard to imagine him being considered the number one in the Premier League.
Petrovic has a nice profile and it’s easy to see why the Reds have considered him. He’s only 23 and also cuts an imposing figure between the posts when he’s called upon.
Forest need to get their skates on now. Forget negotiating too much if New England don’t want to sell him, the Reds will have to move on and pursue other targets instead.