The 31-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground
Nottingham Forest have signed goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from Watford, the Championship club have confirmed.
Pantilimon, 31, spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground, and he’s returned to Forest on a permanent deal, signing a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.
The Romania international leaves Watford three years after joining from Sunderland , though he managed just nine appearances for the Hornets during his time at Vicarage Road.
Formerly of Manchester City, Pantilimon kept four clean sheets in 13 Championship games for Forest at the end of last season, and he becomes Forest’s eighth signing of the summer.
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Watford are expected to sign Ben Foster , the West Brom goalkeeper, with Pantilimon leaving for Forest. The Hornets are close to completing the £2.5million signing of the former England international, who spent two seasons on loan at Vicarage Road between 2005 and 2007.