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Sheffield United set to complete signing of Nottingham Forest man

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Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn is set to sign for Sheffield United, with talks reportedly at an advanced stage.

According to the Sheffield Star, the Blades are close to reaching an agreement with Forest for Osborn, who has been a regular for the Reds since coming through the ranks at the City Ground.

Osborn has gone on to make just shy of 200 league  appearances for Forest since making his debut, with memorable moments such as a winning goal against Derby County just a few of the fine moments he has provided to Forest fans over the years.

However, it would appear that new manager Sabri Lamouchi is willing to let the 24-year-old move on to pastures new, with Sheffield United now armed with Premier League money and looking to take Osborn to Bramall Lane.

Osborn would become the fourth summer signing to arrive at Bramall Lane in recent weeks after the club announced deals for Phil Jagielka, Luke Freeman and Callum Robinson.

Forest themselves are looking to strengthen the ranks this summer with Lamouchi now in charge, and any fee received for Osborn is likely to be re-invested in what is already a good squad at the City Ground.

The Verdict

Osborn has been a fine player for Forest but it might be a case of his time has come, with it possibly being best for both club and player that a deal is done.

Premier League opportunities don’t always come about, and Osborn will no doubt be keen to join a manager like Chris Wilder just up the road in Sheffield.

A versatile player too, Osborn can expect to play a vital role for the Blades over the course of the Premier League season.

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