Matz Sels has been the first-choice goalkeeper at Nottingham Forest since arriving at the club from RC Strasbourg on deadline day of the winter market.

Prior to his arrival, the Premier League side had looked at a few stoppers, including UD Las Palmas’ Álvaro Valles.

Las Palmas president Miguel Ángel Ramírez Alonso has now reiterated that Nottingham Forest offered €20m for the Spaniard in January, and his comments are relayed by today’s Marca.

“In December we were able to sell Álvaro Valles. We received an offer of €20m an English team – Nottingham Forest – which I did not accept,” he told the local media on Tuesday.

There’s no mention why the president turned down this offer, but that hasn’t quite worked out in the La Liga side’s favour. The 26-year-old has less than 18 months left on his deal and his agent has turned down the renewal offer proposed by the Spanish club.

The goalkeeper will be allowed to leave in the summer and Miguel Ángel Ramírez Alonso explains that his aim is to “try to get the greatest possible economic return” for Valles.

Marca suggest Nottingham Forest or another club could make an offer to sign the Las Palmas player in the next window, considering his performances this season hasn’t gone unnoticed in England. He kept eight clean sheets and conceded 32 goals from 30 games.

With Valles set to leave Las Palmas, the newspaper states England could be his next destination. It needs to be seen whether the Reds will return for him in the summer, after having made an offer in January.