Nottingham Forest were shocked that Luton Town didn’t take up their option to sign Ethan Horvath on a permanent basis. The stopper has been on the bench for the Reds for the opening four games of the 2023/24 campaign.

According to The Athletic, the Reds were hopeful that Rob Edwards would activate the clause and take him to Kenilworth Road on a permanent basis. Horvath, will now remain at the City Ground, unless a club in Europe lands him before a number of deadlines.

Forest Horvath
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The 28-year-old was quality for Luton last season. He kept an impressive 20 clean sheets as the Hatters completed their fairytale and reached the promised land of the Premier League by winning the Play-Off Final.

Now, he will find himself in limbo, unless he can find a move somewhere. Forest added Matt Turner to their ranks in the summer and Odysseas Vlachodimos signed for the club on transfer deadline day to provide competition.

Horvath signed for Forest from Genk in 2021. He was signed to provide backup to Brice Samba and made 11 appearances for the Reds as they won promotion during the 2021/22 campaign.

Forest shocked that Luton didn’t sign Horvath

This was a bit of a disappointment from a Forest perspective. Horvath is surplus to requirements and with Wayne Hennessey also at the club, it’s unlikely that he will be playing any football this season.

Forest Horvath
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Hopefully, something can be done before a number of deadlines across Europe close. Horvath will want to continue getting called up by the USA and he’s unlikely to do that without playing football.

Forest goalkeeper Horvath is a decent character in the dressing room at the City Ground. He’s deputised for his compatriot Turner in the first five games in all competitions but he would surely jump at the chance to play regular football.

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