STEVE COOPER has made goalkeeper Adnan Kanuric his 23rd summer signing for big-spending Nottingham Forest.
The 22-year-old has been training with the Reds’ first team after his contract with FK Sarajevo expired in July and he has impressed enough to earn a contract.
Forest issued a short statement to confirm they had signed the Bosnia and Herzegovina Under-21 keeper, who is expected to challenge third-choice Jordan Smith for his Under-21 shirt.
It stated: “Nottingham Forest is pleased to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Adnan Kanuric. Welcome to The Reds, Adnan!”
Austrian-born Kanuric will want to target Forest’s experienced back-up keeper Wayne Hennessey who signed a two-year-deal in July.
He will also target Ethan Horvath who is currently excelling on loan at Luton Town as Steve Cooper encourages competition within his squad.
Dean Henderson, Forest’s current No.1, has made a positive start but is only contracted to the club until the end of this season, following his season-long loan from Manchester United.
Kanuric already has experience of playing in England, having spent two years at Stoke City.
He left the Potters in 2020 to sign for Slovakian side ŠKF Sered.
He then moved on to FK Sarajevo, where he featured twice in the Europa Conference League qualifiers at the beginning of the 2021/22 term.
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He could get his first taste of action in a friendly against Italian side Palermo on Friday.
Forest splashed out a remarkable £165million on new players over the summer, with Morgan Gibbs-White their biggest acquisition.