By Harvey Byrne
Nottingham Forest are plotting a last-ditch move for Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles if they fail in their bid for Brondby stopper Frederik Ronnow, according to a reliable journalist
The Nottingham Post report that Forest have had a £2.1million bid rejected for Ronnow with Brondby wanting £2.7million for the 25-year-old before Thursday’s transfer cut-off.
However, with time quickly running out for the Championship club Sun transfer columnist Alan Nixon has also claimed via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday evening that Forest with try for Robles at Everton if they are unable to bring in Ronnow.
Robles, 27, has failed to make any of Everton’s match squads in both the Premier League and Europa League qualifying rounds this season with Jordan Pickford and Maarten Stekelenburg ahead of him in the pecking order.
The Spaniard has also gone into the final year of his contract at Goodison Park and he may be tempted by a move away, even if it means dropping to the Championship for first team football.
Football Insider verdict:
Robles would be quite the coup for Nottingham Forest if the did manage to sign him up before Thursday evening’s deadline. The goalkeeper may not have played this season, but only in the last campaign he made 22 appearances for the Toffees, keeping 10 clean sheets and only conceding 23 times. The experienced stopper would also likely look a class above others in the Championship and while Forest are concentrating on the more realistic signing of Ronnow, it may work out better in the long-term if they get Robles instead.
In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, Forest are to table a second offer for this top-flight ace.