Football League World’s Nottingham Forest Fan Pundit Grant Brindley thinks the rumoured deal that will see Ben Osborn move to Sheffield United is a good one.
Paul Taylor of the Nottingham Post reported on Tuesday night that the deal looks set to be around the £3million mark although Brindley does admit it will be sad to him move on.
“It is not a bad deal for Forest,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“But I will be really sorry to see him go.
“He has always given 100% for us. During our most difficult seasons, he never hid or stopped wanting the ball once.
“I think he has been a victim of his own versatility being able to do such a good job in various positions. I would have liked to have seen him being a regular starter as a centre mid as I really believe he could have gone on to make that position his own for us.”
Osborn graduated through the Forest youth system before breaking into the first-team during the 2013/14 season.
In the five years since he has gone on to play regularly for the numerous managers the club have had, racking up 230 appearances in that time and scoring 16 goals.
But a potential multi-million windfall is something that will undoubtedly be appealing to Sabri Lamouchi as he looks to shape the club into his image.
Six new faces have arrived so far and Brindley is keen to see this latest sale reinvested into the side as quickly as possible.
“We were already looking weaker in the midfield area,” he said.
“So straight away I would like to see this reinvested in that area, bringing in some real quality.
“We still also need two strikers because we only have Grabban and Walker up top at the moment. So if we want to mount a serious challenge, these positions need adding to ASAP.”