You feel that Joe Worrall is only going to attract more and more glances from the Premier League between now and the end of the season.
Since returning from a broken foot which sidelined him for three months, the defender has started Forest’s last 14 Championship matches, establishing himself as a key player under Chris Hughton.
Worrall’s performances since returning to the Forest line-up have reportedly caught the eye of West Bromwich Albion, ahead of what is shaping up to be an entertaining end to the season for both sides.
What do we know so far?
The Sun have reported that West Brom are plotting a summer move for Worrall, regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League or not.
It is claimed that Luke Dowling – Albion’s technical director – watched Worrall in action at the weekend, as Forest defeated Wycombe Wanderers 3-0 at Adams Park.
Is a move likely to happen?
If we focus on a West Brom perspective first of all, it remains to be seen whether or not they get relegated this season, and whether or not Sam Allardyce will remain in charge.
Whatever division they find themselves in, Worrall would be an astute addition. He is arguably one of the best defenders in the Championship, and is still relatively young at the age of 24.
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Worrall is a boyhood Forest fan, though, and has captained his side on multiple occasions this season when Lewis Grabban has been missing. This is something that will have filled him with pride.
Forest, if they stay up in the Championship this season, will be looking to have a strong season under Chris Hughton in 2021/22, with Worrall likely to be the heart of that, given the amount of trust placed in him this term.
Furthermore, Worrall is under contract at the City Ground until 2024, therefore meaning that Albion would have to spent big if they wished to lure him to the Hawthorns.
His allegiance with Forest, however, probably costs a great deal more.