It has been reported that the fee Sheffield United will pay for Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn will be just above £3 million, leaving Reds fans split over whether that is good business for the club.
According to Nottingham Post journalist Paul Taylor, however, Forest will receive a fee in the region of just above £3 million for the 24-year-old, rather than the higher figures previously suggested.
It is understood that the Englishman is set to undergo a medical with the Blades and that the deal could be completed within the next 24 hours.
Osborn has been a key player for the Reds in recent years but with just one year remaining on his contract, it appears that the club are happy to offload him this summer to avoid the risk of him leaving on a free transfer next year.
Last season was no different, Osborn was a regular under both Aitor Karanka and Martin O’Neill, making 39 league appearances and providing six assists.
Osborn’s City Ground exit appears to be close and the reported fee of just above £3 million has drawn a mixed response from many Reds fans.
Read the reaction of Forest supporters here:
Take the money bargain
— Life of Brian (@JonesBjmfan18) July 23, 2019
Rather keep him and let him go for free next season than sell him for peanuts
— Krygios (@Pud1) July 23, 2019
Should have tied him down to a new contract before entering into the final year, unless he wasn’t in the managers plans going forward makes no sense.. he’s in his prime footballing years?
— Nick Miles (@NickMMiles) July 24, 2019
Think 3mil is a cracking price tbh not worth much over 500k with only a year left I would say
— Mark Dodsley (@Mdi2929) July 23, 2019
Then I hope we’ve got a sell on clause.
— Neil Bower (@Neil_Bower) July 23, 2019
That’s overpriced anyway
— adam stevenson (@Stevo44440000) July 23, 2019
Trouble with our football, it’s like monopoly, Ben came through the ranks , hard working loyal red , loyalty has become a swear word these days. Good luck Ben .
— stephen wheatley (@wheatbomb) July 23, 2019
His service to us plus £3Million is good business, good luck to him.
— Andrew Ramsey (@essexred52) July 23, 2019