Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Costel Pantilimon from Watford for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
The 31-year-old Romanian spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground and made 13 appearances in the Championship, keeping four clean sheets during an impressive spell for the Forest.
Most football fans will recognise the 6ft8 goalkeeper from his days at Manchester City when he deputised for Joe Hart and gained Premier League and Champions League experience.
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The colossal shot stopper then moved to Watford in 2016 but struggled to break into the first team and ended up spending the first half of last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna before joining Nottingham Forest.
The goalkeeper is Aitor Karanka’s seventh signing of the summer as he looks to mount a promotion challenge to the Premier League next season.
Forest fans have reacted to the latest signing on Twitter and here’s a selection of some of their best comments.
— DB (@Dave1865) July 3, 2018
Great, another quality player on board, you just can’t help but love this new forest set up ? welcome back big man ?
— martyn #nffc (@martynbigdog) July 3, 2018
I cant wait for the season to start ???
— james NFFC84 (@jamesNFFC84) July 3, 2018
Can’t be tweeting filth like this before the watershed
— Hazza (@hazzabbk) July 3, 2018
Fantastic, what a recruitment team! Well done all! #nffc
— DJ (@OfficiallyDJ) July 3, 2018
Best signing of the lot!
— Sam Juffs (@SamuelJuffs) July 3, 2018
Massive signing, figuratively and literally!
— Michael Wright (@Wrighto74) July 3, 2018
This may well prove to be a key signing for Forest this season.
— WestBridgford Wonder (@BridgfordWonder) July 3, 2018