Costel Pantilimon spent the second half of last season in between the sticks at Nottingham Forest.
The goalkeeper joined the Championship outfit from Watford on loan after spending the first half of the campaign at Deportivo La Coruna.
During his time at the City Ground, Pantilimon made 13 league appearances, conceded 14 goals and kept four clean sheets.
Bringing the Romanian to the club would make sense for Forest given that they know they can trust the former Manchester City stopper, who won the Premier League title with the North-West outfit.
However, media reports have suggested that a deal has not been easy to come by.
The Nottingham Post claimed on Saturday morning that the move could be delayed due to rumours that Watford’s target Orestic Karnezis will not be leaving his current club Udinese.
Forest fans have been tweeting their thoughts on the situation, with some convinced that it will be a matter of time before a deal is thrashed out, while others are feeling uneasy.
I don’t think we get Pantilimon he playing games. I think nffc will get someone else. Maybe Rudi from Wolves. I would like Jack Marriott and H Soudani. Get rid of D Murphy , Cummings and Vellos. ?
— Jackie Wallace (@4c17f543082b446) June 21, 2018
We are in talks with Pantilimon. He seems keen to stay. Wages may be a stumbling block. I think we should sign two strikers because what if the one we get doesn’t work out? We need other options.
— Hannah Forest ?⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) June 22, 2018
Pantilimon is listed again on the Forest website, but no photo? Could he be close to signing? #nffc
— Thom Somers (@ThomSomers) June 22, 2018
Jose Sa (Porto keeper) on otherhand, could be a good signing. Not sure where that leaves Pantilimon, as his resigning seemed nailed on #nffc
— Caz (@Caz_NFFC) June 23, 2018
Looks like Watford have lost out in signing their new keeper so Pantilimon might have to stay.
— Debs (@deblee_smith) June 23, 2018
Hopefully. I was a big fan of Pantilimon and I hope we get his deal over the line
— Jake Adkin (@jakeadkinsport) June 23, 2018
Still hope Pantilimon is our number one next season. Loving the transfer activity so far but we still need a spine of Championship experience. Look at Wolves with Ruddy, Coady and Afobe #NFFC
— Gary (@RedDogGary) June 23, 2018