Nottingham Forest fans don’t want the club to sign keeper Bruno Varela

Portuguese newspaper Record has reported that Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign goalkeeper Bruno Varela from Benfica for £13m and fans of the Reds are not happy.

The 23-year-old broke into the first team at Benfica just last season, playing 35 matches in all competitions and keeping 14 clean sheets after spending the previous two seasons out on loan.

However Forest already have five senior goalkeepers on the books, including Costel Pantilimon who recently signed on a permanent deal from Watford. The 6ft 8in man spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground and kept four clean sheets in 13 league matches.


Compared to 31-year-old Pantilimon, Varela would represent a huge risk for manager Aitor Karanka due to his lack of experience and tendency to drop or flap at crosses.

Forest fans have been expressing their opposition to the deal on Twitter. Check out some of the most passionate responses below.