Nottingham Forest is bracing for a possible offer for Burnley center-back Joe Worrall, according to the Nottingham Post.
The 24-year-old, who has been with Forest since the age of 13, has had an exceptional season for the Tricky Trees, but despite his strong personal performances, Worrall was unable to guide Forest to 17th place in the championship.
It has been a disappointing campaign overall for Chris Hughton’s side and investment will be needed to strengthen the team as a whole for possible promotion, and they may need to cash someone for Hughton. be authorized to do so.
Worrall is perhaps Forest’s most salable asset given he is on a long-term contract and is only 24 years old, and there have been reports linking him to Burnley, West Ham and Crystal Palace already. this summer.
Burnley’s interest has been long standing, but they look set to land Stoke youngster Nathan Collins with a £ 12million offer that should go through, according to The Sun.
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But if Forest fans think that means the Clarets’ pursuit of Worrall will end there, think again.
The Post believe Sean Dyche still wants Worrall even if a deal for Collins is made, and there is an “expectation” that an offer will come from Lancashire for the massive defender at some point in the near future.
Worrall would be a big loss for Forest if they decided to take an offer for him, and it looks like the offers may come from more than one Premier League side.
He’s definitely improved since being loaned out to Rangers for the 2018-19 season and there’s a reason the best flying clubs are linked, but he may have to be sacrificed for the sake of all. the team.
If Forest manages to secure an eight-figure fee for him, Hughton could do a lot with that money to strengthen himself and if you think about it Forest already has another center-back who has the potential to play in the Premier League at Scott McKenna. that they bought last summer.
Fans are hopeful that Worrall doesn’t leave, but a Premier League change could be particularly impressive.