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Nottingham Post
Sarah Clapson

Nottingham Forest have £9m-rated goalkeeper on transfer 'list' for summer window shopping

Nottingham Forest are said to be keen on Polish goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski ahead of the summer transfer window opening.

Strengthening in that department is a must for the Reds as they look to bolster their squad for the 2023/24 Premier League campaign. Dean Henderson and Keylor Navas have returned to their parent clubs following loan spells, leaving Forest in need of a No.1.

They are hoping to recruit Henderson on a permanent basis from Manchester United. However, they might also need to recruit another shot-stopper to ensure they have three senior custodians in their ranks.

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The Daily Mail report Dragowski is on the Reds’ list as they want a back-up option, in addition to Henderson. Bournemouth and Southampton are also credited with an interest in the 25-year-old, who is said to have a £9 million release clause.

Wayne Hennessey provided Forest’s goalkeeping cover on the bench last season after penning a two-year contract. The club recruited Navas in January when Henderson suffered a thigh injury, with the PSG loanee filling in between the posts for the second half of the term.

The Reds still have Ethan Horvath on the books, but having had regular first-team football on loan at Luton Town he could move on to secure game time elsewhere this summer. George Shelvey might also be in the same boat, potentially requiring a loan in order to gain experience.

Shelvey has been part of the first-team set-up and recently signed a new deal at the City Ground. But if he does depart on a temporary basis and Horvath moves on, Forest might still need cover, even if Henderson signs. Jordan Smith had previously fulfilled the role of third-choice keeper but will be released when his contract officially expires at the end of this month.

Dragowski has been linked with the likes of West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton in the past. He joined Spezia from Fiorentina on a three-year contract last summer.

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