Burnley and Sheffield United are the latest clubs to show interest in Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

The Reds enforcer was an ever-present last season as Forest finished seventh in the Championship.

He returned from a spell at Rangers the season before and looked like a new player following his Ibrox experience.

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Worrall could be worth in excess of £10 million to Forest and it seems certain that he won’t be leaving on the cheap.

After the heartbreaking disappointment of last season, Forest could be forced into selling at least one of their prized assets.

Sheffield United’s interest in intriguing, with the Blades recently having a £10 million bid for Matty Cash rejected.

Worrall formed a tremendous partnership alongside Tobias Figueiredo last season and if he was to depart it would leave a big void to fill.


The 23-year-old has come of age this season and although he is still learning, there is obvious potential with Worrall.

Forest will go in search of their own new recruits this summer but with financial fair play hovering in the background, the Reds will need to be savvy.

One of Matty Cash or Joe Worrall seems likely to leave this summer and Forest will want to get the very best deal if that is the case.

Nottingham Forest News View – Worrall departure might not be the end of the world

Survey the majority of Forest fans and they would probably rather Worrall left than Cash.

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Keeping both would be ideal but that doesn’t seem very likely at all.

As good as Worrall can be, he is still very much a work in progress and errors have crept into his game this season.

If one top player being sold is a necessity for the Reds then it might not be completely disastrous if it was that of Worrall.

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