Spanish goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez has received an offer from an unnamed Championship side, according to Sport Witness.

The report suggests it is likely to be Nottingham Forest who have offered him a route into English football. The Reds currently do have Costel Pantilimon in goal on loan from Watford but his long-term future at the club is uncertain.

Therefore, Forest boss Aitor Karanka may use his knowledge of La Liga to lure Roberto Jimenez to the City Ground. The 32-year-old shot stopper is on the books at Espanyol but has spent this season on loan at Malaga.

Malaga are currently bottom of the league and Jimenez has not been able to help them lift off the foot of the table. He will return to his parent club in the summer but has fallen out of favour at Espanyol.

Jimenez is a well-travelled goalkeeper and started his career at Atletico Madrid. He went onto have spells at Gimnastic and Recreativo before re-signing for Atletico in 2010. However, he struggled to get into their time and has since then played for Real Zaragoza, Benfica and Olympiakos.

He joined Espanyol in June 2016 from Olympiakos for €3 million but was used as a back-up and then shipped out on loan to Malaga for this season.

Jimenez is an experienced goalkeeper and with Karanka’s Spanish links, a move to Nottingham Forest makes sense.


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