According to reports from today’s The Sun (Print edition, page 51) – Premier League club Leicester City are planning a shock move for Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn.
Osborn, who is a product of the Nottingham Forest academy, is valued at £10 million by the club, according to the publication.
Mark Warburton’s side has enjoyed a positive start to the 2017/18 campaign as they sit in sixth place on the Championship table with nine points from their opening five games.
The 23-year-old has featured in all five of those opening games but is yet to find the back of the net or an assist.
Despite the club’s positive start, the reports indicate the sale of the player is possible, but an offer would need to be made as soon as possible to give Forest a chance to find a replacement before the transfer window closes.
Following rumours that Danny Drinkwater could be on the verge of a move to Chelsea after handing in a transfer request, it is likely that Craig Shakespeare will be using Osborn as a replacement for the departing player.
Here at FLW, we can’t see this deal going through simply because of how close the transfer deadline is.
It wouldn’t make sense for Forest to sell a player who has been a great servant to the club and who the fans love for £10 million that would likely be spent on a couple of panic buys to bolster the squad.
Mark Warburton’s side is doing well at the moment so why change anything?
Osborn has played in every Championship game this season so the boss obviously sees him as a part of his plans going forward for the remainder of the season.
We’re doubtful this deal will happen and if it does, we think Forest would be making a big mistake in letting the young player go.
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