Two England stars reject Nottingham Forest transfer due to concerns over points deduction and potential massive pay cut if relegated

Introduction to the Article
Nottingham Forest’s quest for a new goalkeeper in the transfer window has hit a roadblock, as both Jack Butland and Sam Johnstone have reportedly turned down the opportunity due to concerns about a potential Premier League points deduction. This has left the club still searching for a No1 to fill the crucial position.

Concerns Over Potential Points Deduction

Both Butland and Johnstone, who have been targeted by Forest, have expressed fears over the club’s precarious situation and the possibility of facing a 10-point deduction this season. This is due to charges for breaches of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rule, and the players are wary of the potential consequences for the club and themselves.

Rangers’ Resistance and Palace’s Rejection

Rangers did not welcome a move for Butland, who has performed well for them this season, while Crystal Palace turned down a loan bid for Johnstone earlier in the transfer window. Despite Forest’s continued efforts, both players remained reluctant to make the move to the club due to the uncertain situation.

Concerns Over Relegation and Wage Cuts

The potential for relegation following a points deduction has added to the players’ concerns, as it could result in significant wage cuts for the squad. This has created further hesitancy for Butland and Johnstone in considering a move to Forest, as they weigh the potential risks involved.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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