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‘Good business’, ‘overpriced’ – Many Nottingham Forest fans react to fresh transfer update

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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.

The Sun had claimed that a £3 million offer from the Blades had been rejected, while The Mirror (23/07, page 50) had reported that Chris Wilder had submitted a second bid of £5 million.

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.

The midfielder has made more than 36 Championship appearances in the each of the past five seasons for the club and has contributed 15 goals and 30 assists.

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:

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