Quick links

Nottingham Forest

Report: Finland international Niki Maenpaa to talk to Nottingham Forest on Monday over potential move

The VVV-Venlo stopper looks set for a move to England.

This summer Nottingham Forest are looking for a new goalkeeper. Current stopper Karl Darlow will finally join up with Newcastle United this summer, leaving Forest with Dorus de Vries as their number one stopper.

Whilst the Dutchman is an adequate number one, another keeper is certainly a must.

Now it is reported they have found their man. Finnish source Yle Urheilu is reporting that international goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa is heading to Nottingham for talks on Monday over a potential move to the club.

The report claims that both Forest and Brighton and Hove Albion have a vested interest in the player, who is very keen on a switch to English football.

Maenpaa is a 30-year-old stopper who has played for Dutch side VVV Venlo since 2012. This season he played 35 games for the club as they narrowly missed out on a play-off spot for promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie.

Now he is set to switch Dutch second tier football for English.

Maenpaa has 24 caps for the Finland national team and has previously played for AZ Alkmaar and Willem II.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch