Manchester United's Amos the perfect replacement for departing Nottingham Forest star Darlow

Ben Amos is the ideal replacement for Newcastle United bound Karl Darlow.

Nottingham Forest are unable to sign players permanently this month due to a transfer embargo, but that does not mean they can't start planning for the summer.

They have little choice with regard to the goalkeeping situation, with Karl Darlow set to depart to Newcastle at the end of the season. Officially he is a Newcastle player and only on Forest on loan, as per the transfer agreed in the summer.

An ideal replacement could be coming onto the market, with Manchester United willing to allow Ben Amos to depart the Red Devils.

The Mail reported this week that United are going to let Amos leave, after a career so far spent largely as a back-up at Old Trafford.

An England under-21 international, Amos is now 24-years-old and the time has come for him to expand his career.

Forest are an exciting club with a need for new options in the goalkeeping position. A Premier League place is a lot for Amos to ask, but a switch to a Championship side is a realistic possibility.

As well as experience representing United in seven first team games, including a clean sheet on his Premier League debut, Amos has spent time on loan at Hull City, Oldham Atheltic, Carlisle United, Peterborough and Molde in Norway.

What's more is at the end of the season Amos will become a free agent, and while this means there will be plenty of competition for his signature, Stuart Pearce's experience working with him for the England youth set up should give Forest a headstart.

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