By Abigail Withey
Nottingham Forest have been dealt a blow as their £1.8 million offer for Brondby goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow was emphatically rejected, according to a recent report.
The Nottingham Post has revealed that the Reds’ bid was turned down because it didn’t reach Brondby’s valuation of the 25-year-old, as the Denmark outfit are looking for around £2.8 million instead.
The newspaper claims on their website that Mark Warburton’s side are not the only club interested in the Denmark international.
It is understood that Forest are focused on bringing in a new keeper, but it’s not known as to whether the Championship side will submit an increased bid for Ronnow.
The young stopper joined Brondby IF back in 2015 in a deal worth £315,000 and has since made 87 appearances for the club across all competitions where the Danish keeper has kept clean sheets in 34 games.
Football Insider verdict
Having a seven-figure bid rejected will be incredibly frustrating for the Reds boss Mark Warburton as the club look desperate to secure a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes. Nottingham Forest waved goodbye to keeper Vladimir Stojkovic earlier in the month and appear to have made signing a stopper a key aim for the club. The Championship side have already supposedly lost out on recruiting Rangers’ keeper Wes Foderingham and Bournemouth’s Adam Federici, so its imperative the club focus hard on bringing the Danish stopper to the City Ground in the coming weeks. The club will have to fork out another £1 million, but with the Premier League being their goal, it’s worth the huge fee.
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