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Burnley rivalling Crystal Palace and West Ham to potential deal to sign in-demand EFL defender

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Burnley remain the keenest interested club in signing Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall according to a report from The Athletic. 

Worrall still has three years remaining on his contract with Chris Hughton’s side, but it remains to be seen as to whether he’ll remain at the City Ground beyond this summer.

The central defender hasn’t been short of interest heading into towards the 2021/22 season, with the likes of Crystal Palace and West Ham United both believed to be keen on striking a deal to land Worrall’s signature.

But this recent report from The Athletic claims that Burnley remain the keenest to sign him this summer, although it remains to be seen as to whether they’ve submitted a formal bid for the 24-year-old’s services at this moment in time.

Worrall made 33 appearances for Nottingham Forest in the 2020/21 season, as they finished 17th in the Championship table under the management of Chris Hughton.

It was a frustrating season on the whole for the Reds, as they struggled for a positive run of results in the second tier for much of this year’s campaign, much to the irritation of the club’s supporters.

It’s set to be an interesting few months ahead, and Burnley are likely to be stepping up their interest in striking a deal to sign the Nottingham Forest centre-back, although they’re likely to face competition to land his signature it seems.

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The Verdict: 

I’d be surprised if he was a Nottingham Forest player by the start of the new season.

Worrall has really impressed me over the years with the Reds, and he’d probably be a good enough addition to the Burnley team ahead of the upcoming league campaign.

Forest weren’t anywhere near good enough in the 2020/21 season, and they need a complete rebuild this summer. But Worrall is one of their key players, and he has still got three years left on his current deal at The City Ground.

Therefore, Forest will surely be doing all they can to keep him with them, although the prospect of playing Premier League football next season is likely to be tempting for any EFL-based player.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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