Nottingham Forest have sounded out Kasper Schmeichel over a return to the Premier League. The stopper currently plays for Nice but is being allowed to leave the club this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, Forest have started discussions with Schmeichel. There is another Premier League club thought to be keen; whilst Danish outfit FC Copenhagen also eyeing a move.

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The Reds would complete the signing of a very experienced player if they could land the Premier League winner. He has bags of experience in the top division and his leadership qualities would be evident.

Schmeichel spent 11 years with Leicester. He led the team to their Premier League title win, played in the Champions League and also lifted the FA Cup with the Foxes.

It came as a bit of a shock when he left for Nice in the summer of 2022. He had made 479 appearances for the East Midlands-based outfit but moved to Ligue 1 for a new chapter.

Now, he could be on his way out of the club. He made 46 appearances in all competitions during 2022/23 and managed to keep 13 clean sheets for Nice.

Forest target Schmeichel earned lots of praise during his time with Leicester from Brendan Rodgers. He called him ‘brilliant’ and ‘absolutely outstanding’ when he was in charge of him.

The player wouldn’t need any introduction to the Premier League. He’s lifted the famous title previously and he’d be capable of competing with Matt Turner who is due to sign imminently.

Forest trying to bring Schmeichel back to the Premier League

This would be a very intriguing signing. Although Schmeichel is now 36-years-old, he still has a lot to offer and he would likely become a real leader of the current Forest group.

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Forest are stepping up their attempts to sign another goalkeeper after edging closer to the signing of Turner. Another one is required with George Shelvey viewed as a number three at very best.

If Schmeichel does sign it would surely end Forest’s attempts to bring Dean Henderson to the football club. The Reds have been keen to sign him this summer but there are doubts over the thigh injury he sustained last season.