Nottingham Forest have confirmed today that the versatile Ben Osborn has left the club for Sheffield United.
Osborn arrived at Forest from Derby as a kid but has spent most of his footballing career – up to now – at the Reds and racked up hundreds of appearances.
With a year left to go in his contract at the City Ground, though, Sheffield United came calling and have eventually managed to get him into the Premier League under Chris Wilder.
A footballer that can play in midfield and also be used on the left-hand side of defence, Osborn will be eager to show that he is good enough to play in the Premier League.
Certainly, at times he divided opinion among the Forest fanbase but overall he was a committed professional capable of scoring great goals – one against Derby, in particular, will live on for a long time for Reds fans.
Personally, I’m a fan of Osborn’s and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do in the Premier League under a manager like Chris Wilder.
I am a little surprised it got to this point with his contract at Forest but they have at least managed to get some fee for him and that is a boost.
Yes, he divided some of the fanbase at times and perhaps frustrated but overall I’d argue the Reds have lost a decent footballer here in my own opinion.