Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall is attracting interest from Sheffield United, according to the Guardian.
The 22-year-old has returned to the City Ground a much-improved player this season. He has been ever-present in Sabri Lamouchi’s team.
Worrall has made 25 appearances in the Championship so far this season. He scored his first goal of the season in the defeat against Huddersfield Town.
Aitor Karanka opted to send the defender out on a season-long loan to Rangers in August 2018. It seemed a strange decision at the time, but he has certainly returned a better player from his spell in Scotland.
He made 22 appearances in the Scottish Premier League for the Gers. This included appearances in high pressure games such as against rivals Celtic.
It’s no surprise that his performances this season for the Reds have been recognised.
The Guardian‘s report suggests that Worrall isn’t the only Championship defender that Chris Wilder is interested in though.
It states: “He (Wilder) has a longstanding interest in Blackburn Rovers centre-back Darragh Lenihan, while Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall is also on the radar.”
The Reds certainly won’t want to be losing one of their star assets. This is the best chance they’ve had of securing promotion for years.
Worrall is contracted to the Reds until 2022, so it would require a hefty fee from the Blades to tempt Forest into business.
It’s also clear that Worrall himself is unlikely to want to leave. He’ll be keen to help guide his boyhood club to promotion and play for the Reds in the Premier League next season.