West Ham United still hold a massive interest in Nottingham Forest star Joe Worrall ahead of the summer transfer window. According to Ex-WHU Employee, the Hammers are preparing a firm bid to sign the centre-back.

It’s been a magnificent couple of seasons for West Ham under the stewardship of David Moyes. He has led the team into Europe and his team faces Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals in the next couple of weeks.

Worrall has been a stalwart at Forest over the years and he’s been brilliant since returning from a loan with Rangers during 2018/19. During his time at Ibrox, he earned rave reviews from Steven Gerrard and made 32 appearances for the Glaswegian giants.

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His heart was always set on a proper chance in the Forest team though and he was given his just rewards. Since returning he’s not looked back and he’s now clocked up 170 appearances for the club he supported as a young boy.

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With Lewis Grabban currently on the sidelines, Worrall has taken the armband. He’s a natural-born leader and ultimately he’s served his time at Forest with distinction.

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If the Reds win promotion to the Premier League then keeping the likes of Worrall won’t be difficult. If the team does miss out, however, interest will be rife in a lot of their stars – and not just the 25-year-old defender.

Forest can demand a pretty decent fee for their academy graduate. He still has two years to run on his current contract and the player is unlikely to make a fuss regarding his desire to leave the club he claims to love.

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Worrall has served his time at Forest and as a result, it’s hard to argue that he doesn’t deserve a top-flight crack. West Ham are an established club in the top flight. With that in mind, European football would see the Hammers offer significant clout.

Forest will likely target several new players in the summer. If Worrall leaves, a new central defender boasting similar qualities will need to be high on Steve Cooper’s shortlist of targets.

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