Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall is reportedly likely to leave the club this summer if a “proper offer” is made for him, amid links to West Ham United.
Over the weekend, it was reported by The Sun (02/11, p61) that West Ham are interested in a summer move for the 24-year-old centre-back.
When fit, Worrall has been ever-present in the Forest side this season and, on occasion, worn the captain’s armband.
It is understood David Moyes is keen to add another central defender to his squad, with Worrall on their radar and having been a
According to journalist Alan Nixon, the centre-back is likely to leave the City Ground if a “proper offer” is made for him.
Worrall’s current contract is set to run until 2024, which means the East Midlands club are in a relatively strong negotiating position when it comes to the 24-year-old.
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This update from Nixon seems to clarify that a move for the Forest defender is likely, should a side may a significant offer for him.
West Ham are certainly no strangers to raiding the Championship for talent and it seems Worrall could be the next second-tier player they make a move for.
Forest have had their struggles this term but the 24-year-old has been really impressive at the heart of their backline – helping the 16th-placed Reds concede the fewest goals of any team outside the Championship top four.
It would be a blow for them to lose him but if the fee is large enough, then cashing in and reinvesting makes a lot of sense.