Hull City’s David Marshall could be an option for Nottingham Forest this summer.
Nottingham Forest should move for David Marshall this summer after his current club Hull City opted against extending his contract which is due to expire at the end of the current campaign, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
Marshall was handed his professional debut by current Forest boss Martin O’Neill while at Celtic, and he has since gone on to have two stints in the Premier League with Cardiff City and Hull.
The 33-year-old moved to the Tigers in the summer of 2016 on a three-year deal, but their subsequent relegation to the Championship and financial problems means he now looks set to leave this summer.
According to a report in the Hull Daily Mail, Hull have opted against triggering a 12-month extension on his current deal and now the deadline has passed with manager Nigel Adkins suggesting he could be off.
“David is enjoying his time here and from his point of view he’ll be in a good position where he’s out of contract in the summer but he’s a player who’s done really well,” the Hull boss explained.
The Scotland international has started all 32 of Hull’s league games this season, conceding 42 goals.
Forest, meanwhile, are in a fight for the Championship playoffs but O’Neill will have one eye on the summer as he looks to strengthen his squad. The goalkeeper position is one area for potential improvement.
Former manager Aitor Karanka signed Costel Pantilimon last summer, but the Romanian has struggled at times for the Reds this term and has managed just one clean sheet under O’Neill’s reign.
With Marshall in his prime and available on a free transfer, he would make an ideal signing for the Reds who only have an ageing Luke Steele pushing Pantilimon on for a regular first-team spot.