Report: Nottingham Forest want Manchester City's Aro Muric on loan

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at City Ground on January 26, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Nottingham Forest boss Martin O'Neill reportedly went to watch Manchester City goalkeeper Aro Muric on international duty.

Aro Muric of Manchester City during the training session at Manchester City Football Academy on May 16, 2019 in Manchester, England.

Nottingham Forest are one of the clubs interested in signing Manchester City goalkeeper Aro Muric on loan, with Martin O'Neill heading out to watch the youngster play for Kosovo during the recent internationals, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

O'Neill is preparing for his first full season in charge at the City Ground, and the supporters will be hoping to see the kind of signings that hint that Forest could be in the promotion mix during the coming campaign.

 

And it appears that one of the players that he is determined to land is Muric. The Daily Mail reports that the Premier League champions are planning to loan the 20-year-old out next season with Claudio Bravo expected to be Ederson's understudy at the Etihad Stadium.

The report notes that O'Neill went to watch Muric in action for Kosovo against Bulgaria on Monday, but there are a number of teams also interested in the former NAC Breda loanee.

Aro Muric of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester City at Turf Moor on April 28, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

Shrewd signing for Forest?

The Mail's suggestion that Muric is highly-rated by Pep Guardiola and is set to be handed a contract extension by City is an incredibly encouraging indicator of his potential. 

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at City Ground on January 26, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

And while potential may not prove hugely beneficial for O'Neill's men if he is only on loan for a year, whichever side lands Muric on loan has to feel that there is an outside chance of a permanent move at some stage down the line given how difficult it is going to be for the youngster to break into the City side. 

Former Cityzens goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has arguably been a very good signing for Forest. But having a player of Muric's calibre also on the books can only help the Championship side next year.

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