Former Nottingham Forest defender Kenny Burns has told the club that they should not sell Joe Worrall this summer if Rangers come calling with a bid.
The Scottish giants signed the centre-back in the summer on a season-long loan in a deal that surprised many.
And, Worrall has been a regular for Steven Gerrard’s side who look capable of challenging rivals Celtic for the title this season.
But, Burns told Nottinham Live that the 22-year-old’s future must be at the City Ground and revealed that he has real high hopes for the player.
“We’ve sold plenty of our best players in the past, I’d like to see us keep Worrall. I’ve said all along, Joe Worrall is a future Nottingham Forest captain.
“If Rangers do want to buy him in the summer, I’d be telling them where to go. I’d have him back at the club in a heartbeat.”
New boss Martin O’Neill admitted he explored the possibility of recalling Worrall last month but the terms of the deal meant he couldn’t return.
Forest completed deals for three defenders following that, with the Irishman keen to strenghten that department.
Most Forest fans would agree that Worrall should be playing for the side this season and it was surprising to see him leave last summer.
However, he appears to be enjoying his time at Ibrox and it will have done him a lot of good to play regularly at a club with such huge expectancy.
His long-term future will be decided in the summer and most would echo Burns’ comments that he has a future at the City Ground.
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