Leicester City want to sign Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall – but he plans to stay if the club can secure promotion to the Premier League.
That’s according to a report from The Sun, who claim that Leicester have been checking on Worrall ahead of the summer window.
Leicester really need to solve their leaky defence this summer and Worrall is seen as a potential addition.
However, Worrall dreams of playing in the Premier League for Forest.
If Forest can win promotion, Worrall would likely snub Leicester – and other Premier League clubs – in favour of staying at the City Ground.
Worrall, 25, has come up through the Forest ranks having joined more than 10 years ago.
Now with nearly 200 Forest appearances to his name, Worrall is a club hero and understands how much this promotion push means.
Should Forest fail to go up, Worrall and Brennan Johnson may be sold to raise funds this summer.
That’s a situation nobody wants, but most Forest fans are aware of the reality here.
Worrall and Johnson both deserve to be playing Premier League football next season and the interest will certainly be coming.
The hope is that Forest can make it up and then keep hold of both players, building around them in the top flight.
Having taken a 2-1 lead over Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon, Forest are in the box seat for a trip to the Championship playoff final.
Steve Cooper’s men have a real shot at promotion here and Worrall will be key to Tuesday’s second leg and hopefully a final.
Another point to raise here is that a move to Leicester would hurt.
To be so synonymous with Forest and then go to East Midlands rivals Leicester? It worked for Wes Morgan but seeing Worrall head to the Foxes would be hard to swallow.
The coming weeks will likely decide Worrall’s future; let’s just hope it’s with Forest.