Dorus de Vries undergoes medical ahead of Celtic move

Dorus de Vries (left) arrives for his medical with physio Tim Williamson. Picture: SNS Group

Dorus de Vries (left) arrives for his medical with physio Tim Williamson. Picture: SNS Group

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Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries has arrived in Glasgow as he looks to complete a move to Celtic.

De Vries was pictured entering Ross Hall Hospital ahead of a medical after the Hoops agreed terms with the Sky Bet Championship club.

De Vries in action for Dunfermline Athletic against Celtic in the 2007 Scottish Cup final. Picture: Jane Barlow

De Vries in action for Dunfermline Athletic against Celtic in the 2007 Scottish Cup final. Picture: Jane Barlow

Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers is on the look-out for an experienced stopper to challenge current number one Craig Gordon.

Inexperienced Italian Leonardo Fasan is acting as the Scotland international’s back-up at present, with Belgian Logan Bailly looking at a long-term stint on the sidelines after injuring his ankle in pre-season.

But Rodgers has trust in 35-year-old de Vries having worked with the Dutchman during their spell together at Swansea.

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He made 51 appearances for the Swans as they won promotion to the Premier League under Rodgers in 2011.

He quit the Welsh outfit that summer to join Wolves and has been at the City Ground since 2013. He also has experience of playing in Scotland after spending a season with Dunfermline after signing back in 2006.

His East End Park stay ended in disappointment, however, as the Pars suffered the double agony of being relegated from the top-flight before losing out to Celtic in the final of the Scottish Cup.

The ‘keeper has just one year left on his Forest contract and it has been reported Celtic will only have to pay a nominal fee to land his signature.

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