NOTTINGHAM FOREST SET TO SIGN PREMIER LEAGUE GOALKEEPER

Alan Nixon is reporting that Nottingham Forest’s move for Bournemouth goalkeeper Adam Federici is “happening” with a “low fee” being paid.

With the arrival of Asmir Begovic at Bournemouth, Adam Federici has been pushed down the pecking order to third place behind Begovic and Artur Boruc.

In order to gain a recall to the Australian national squad for the upcoming 2018 World Cup, Federici will need to be playing regular football at a decent level and he is hoping that a move to Nottingham Forest will help his international ambitions.

The 16-cap Australia international is now behind Mat Ryan (Brighton), Mitchell Langerak (Stuttgart) and Danny Vukovic (Genk) in the pecking order with Swansea’s Mark Birighitti also in the running.

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After joining Bournemouth in summer 2015 from Reading, Federici has only managed 13 appearances for the Cherries – 6 of which have come in the Premier League.

The 32-year-old only made one cup appearance last term.

Prior to his move to Bournemouth, Adam Federici had played over 200 games for Reading in a spell spanning ten years at the Madejski Stadium.

It looks like Nottingham Forest are now set to add Adam Federici to their ranks as they move closer to bringing in their goalkeeper target.

The Verdict

Adam Federici’s arrival means that Nottingham Forest will have four senior goalkeepers in their ranks.

Academy product Jordan Smith is the number one at Forest with Dimitar Evtimov as the back up choice while Stephen Henderson is injured.

Adam Federici would provide a genuine quality alternative option to Jordan Smith and some competition for places in goal is very healthy.

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