As Stefanos Kapino closes in on Nottingham Forest transfer, should Crystal Palace muscle in?

Roy Hodgson manager

Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace were both in need of goalkeeping reinforcements during the January transfer window.

Frederik Ronnow of Esbjerg fB in action during the UEFA Europe League group stage match between Esbjerg fB and FC Salzburg held on October 3, 2013 at the Sport og Event Park Esbjerg, in...

Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace were both keen on signing Brondby goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow in January, according to reports [Daily Mirror/BT].

Ronnow ultimately stayed put, however, with Forest later turning to Watford shot-stopper Costel Pantilimon instead.

Nevertheless, another new 'keeper could be on his way to the City Ground, with Greek reports claiming that Stefanos Kapino will undergo a medical after agreeing terms with the Reds [Sport.fm].

Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Palace, though, are arguably in greater need of reinforcements between the sticks, after Julian Speroni was potentially ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

And the Eagles would be wise to muscle in on Forest's alleged pursuit, with youngster Dion-Curtis Henry stepping up as Wayne Hennessey's understudy.

Goalkeeper, Stefanos Kapino of Greece looks on during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group H  Qualifier match between Belgium and Greece at Stade Roi Baudouis on March 25, 2017 in Brussels,...

Kapino is vastly more experienced than Henry, having made close to 100 senior appearances for Panathinaikos, 1.FSV Mainz 05 and Olympiacos - and has nine caps for Greece, for whom he made his debut at the age of 17.

That said, his links with the latter club - who released him at the end of last month - could leave Nottingham Forest in the driving seat, what with the two clubs sharing an owner in Evangelos Marinakis.

But would a move to Crystal Palace be more beneficial?

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