Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall has signed a new contract with the club and an announcement could be made today.
The academy graduate has been a key player under Sabri Lamouchi this season but only has 18 months left on his current deal at the City Ground.
That has prompted speculation he could leave, with Newcastle United one of several Premier League sides linked with the player in the past few months.
Therefore, tying Worrall’s long-term future down has been a priority for the Reds and it appears they have made a breakthrough on that after The Athletic reporter Daniel Taylor revealed on Twitter an agreement has been reached.
“Some #NFFC news: @TheAthleticUK has been told Joe Worrall – outstanding so far this season – has signed a new contract. Expecting an announcement later today. Joe one of the many successes of the club’s academy system.”
Having gone on loan to Rangers last season in order to get regular football, Worrall has been first-choice for Lamouchi and is sure to start as the East Midlands outfit look to close the gap on the top two when they take on leaders West Brom on Saturday.
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This is great news for all connected to Forest and you have to say it’s thoroughly deserved for Worrall after a brilliant season as well.
Even though he clearly loves the club, the rumoured Premier League interest combined with the fact he had 18 months left on his deal meant that talk of a transfer would have worried the club.
So, to sort this deal out will be a big relief for Forest and now Worrall can focus on helping the Reds to the top-flight.
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