Nottingham Forest have announced that midfielder, Ben Osborn has left the club to join Premier League side, Sheffield United.
It puts an end to a 16-year-spell with the Reds, and he’ll be hoping to force his way into Chris Wilder’s starting XI in the top-flight at the earliest of opportunities.
Osborn made 230 appearances in total for Nottingham Forest and it’ll be interesting to see whether he can adjust to the demands of playing his football in the top-flight next season.
The fee hasn’t been disclosed, but it has previously been reported by journalist, Paul Taylor, that Sheffield United were readying a bid in the region of £3m to land Osborn’s signature.
The City Ground faithful will be hoping that the funds obtained from the sale of the midfielder can mean that Sabri Lamouchi can reinvest the money into strengthening his squad ahead of the new Championship season.
Plenty of Nottingham Forest fans took to social media to react to Osborn’s departure.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Good luck benny, always gave 100% and was always wrongly slated. Never forget that goal against derby ????
— bill???? (@b1llynffc) July 26, 2019
Thanks for everything benny, the one that stuck around through everything. Go smash up the prem big lad and keep scoring worldies❤️
— Forest Man (@ForestManDan) July 26, 2019
Thank you Osborn, you've been a great servernt to us, I'm gutted to see you leave but thanks for the memories and enjoy the Prem. ????????
— David (@DSRads7) July 26, 2019
Best of luck Ben, always gave 100% for the Club. Glad you can experience the Premier League, even if it's not with us.
— dylan jackson (@DylanJackson02) July 26, 2019
A great servant to the club. Good luck in the future, Ben.
— Owen (@ForestFanOwen) July 26, 2019
Can’t complain one year left on contract and got money for him, correct decision
— Craig Moore ????⚪️⚽️ (@crag06) July 26, 2019
Good luck pal, sad to see you leave you put 110% in every game. All the best in your new club.
— andrew boyes (@boyesandy) July 26, 2019
Sad to see him go being Forest through and through, but don't blame him for going to the Premier league.
— Jake Danvers (@DanversJake) July 26, 2019
Top lad will be missed. He's better than most think, good luck Benny boy
— Dan Wingad (@danwingad) July 26, 2019
Sad day. Good luck Ben – you’ve earned your crack at the top table.
— david hobson (@djh1951) July 26, 2019
Good business for us, fair play to Osborn and good luck
— Mike…nffc (@nffcalways1) July 26, 2019