Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon is free to leave the club in the January transfer window.

The experienced stopper is out-of-favour under new boss Sabri Lamouchi and will be allowed to move onto pastures new, as per a report by Nottinghamshire Live.

Pantilimon, who is 32 years-old, was the Reds’ first choice goalkeeper last season but has fallen down the pecking order this term behind Brice Samba, Aro Muric and Jordan Smith.

The 6ft 8inc ‘keeper joined Forest from Watford in January 2018, initially on loan, but his move to the City Ground was made permanent in July last year on a three-year deal.

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Pantilimon made 44 appearances in all competitions last season in the Championship but is yet to feature in this campaign.

The Romanian international, who has racked up 27 caps so far in his career, started out at FC Politehnica Timișoara before moving to England to sign for Manchester City in 2011. He went onto play 29 times for City and was part of their side who won the Premier League title and League Cup double in 2014.

Pantilimon moved to Sunderland on a free transfer the same year and spent two-and-a-half years with the North-East side before Watford snapped him up.

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He only made nine appearances for the Hornets and was loaned out to Spanish La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna prior to his move to Forest.

His time at the City Ground looks to be coming to an end now with a winter departure a distinct possibility for the big shot stopper.


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