Freedman is looking to sign a centre-back in the summer, but he has ruled out recruiting the 28-year-old former Southampton and Manchester City star.
“I am in the market for a centre-half”, the Scot told BBC Radio Nottingham. “I certainly admire him, he is a good guy, but I have got a wider range in my recruitment team that I can pick from.”
Due to the transfer embargo and Forest’s current financial situation, the Reds cannot make expensive signings in the summer transfer window.
This means that Freedman will have to rely largely on free transfers, and it is not going to be easy to pick good players who are without a club.
After all, if a player is very good, then why will he be without a club in the summer?
However, it seems that Freedman is not ready to sign whichever player is available. The Scot is going to bring in players who he thinks will enhance the quality of his squad.