Nottingham Forest have now agreed personal terms with Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos. The Reds are on the lookout for a new custodian as they look for some competition for Matt Turner.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Vlachodimos has now agreed to sign for Forest. He’s happy with their wage proposal and talks are now ongoing between the two clubs.
Forest managed to land Turner before the season started. He swapped Arsenal for the City Ground and joined the Reds in a deal worth around £7 million.
One goalkeeper clearly isn’t enough for the Reds, however. They want another stopper to come into the club and it would seem as though Ethan Horvath is unfancied by Steve Cooper.
Vlachodimos now looks to be the man that Forest have turned to. They did want to sign Dean Henderson but after being messed around for the second summer running by Manchester United, they’re now looking elsewhere.
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Squawka shows that Forest are probably getting a better deal anyway. Although Vlachodimos is three years old, he does have a better save percentage from the shots he’s faced than the Forest loan star from last season.
Forest agree personal terms for Benfica goalkeeper Vlachodimos
The goalkeeper has been a quality player for Benfica over the years. He signed for them in 2018 from Panathinaikos and as a result, it’s perhaps a surprise he’s agreed to sign for Evangelos Marinakis given his Olympiacos links.
Forest do need another goalkeeper. If anything were to happen to Turner they would be in trouble and this transfer could help Horvath head out on loan again this season.
Vlachodimos is currently the Greece number one and has 33 caps for his country. He’s made 225 appearances for Benfica and he’s also spent some time with Stuttgart during his career.
This one certainly looks like one to watch before tomorrow’s deadline. If Forest can get a deal sorted with Benfica, it could prove a very useful deal indeed.