Young Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov has signed a new contract.
The 20-year-old Bulgarian, who attended The Reds’ recent training camp in Portugal, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.
And Evtimov says he is in dreamland after completing the formalities.
He told Forest Player this evening: “I’ve been at the club since I was 16 and it’s like a dream come true to sign a new deal.
“When Stuart Pearce came in he said the staff were happy with the way I was training and developing and that he had heard good things about me from the previous caretaker manager, Gary Brazil.
“So he asked me if I would be willing to sign a new deal and I said ‘Yes, of course. That’s my dream.’”
Evtimov made his Forest debut last season, replacing the injured Dorus de Vries with ten minutes to play in The Reds’ 2-0 victory over Leeds at Elland Road.
And while he harbours ambitions of making more senior appearances in a Forest shirt soon, Evtimov would relish the prospect of broadening his horizons with a temporary spell elsewhere.
He said: “You never know, maybe I can have a chance here.
“But if not I would love to go on loan to get some experience and, if the manager needs me, I’m happy to come back and play.”