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Nottingham Forest have been handed a huge boost to their chances of keeping Joe Worrall at The City Ground this summer.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to a claim made by Alan Nixon, with The Sun journalist revealing in a post onthat Forest were under the impression that Brentford would be attempting to complete a deal for the centre-back last weekend. However, the Premier League newcomers appear to have turned their attention elsewhere in the transfer market.
Earlier reports had claimed that, along with the Bees, the likes of Burnley, Norwich City and West Ham were allfor the 24-year-old in the summer transfer window, with the Reds believed to be in order to part with the defender ahead of next season.
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He played 35 games in all competitions last seasonHaving previously guided Brighton & Hove Abion and Newcastle United to the Premier League during his managerial career, Chris Hughton will be hoping to replicate this particular feat with Nottingham Forest in the not too distant future.
However, if Nixon’s latest comments are anything to go by, it now appears that Brentford – who looked as if they were leading the race for the former England under-21 international – are no longer interested in Worrall, with the journalist: “Forest thought Worrall was going to Brentford at weekend. Brentford now going for someone else.”
Fans surely buzzing
Considering just how important Worrall has been for Forest in recent seasons, Nixon’s 15-word update hinting that the centre-back’s departure from The City Ground looks increasingly unlikely this summer is sure to have left fans of the club buzzing.
The 24-year-old impressed over his 31 Championship appearances for Chris Hughton’s side last season, with theman helping his team to keep , averaging , and and winning per game.
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He was initially linked with a move earlier this monthWhilst the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United will fancy their chances of securing an immediate return to the Premier League, Nottingham Forest will be determined to launch a push for a top-six finish in the second-tier under the guidance of manager Chris Hughton.
Thedefender also chipped in for his team going forwards, bagging , registering and averaging per league game.
These metrics saw the man who Steven Gerrard dubbed an “” player earn a seasonal match rating of 6.94, ranking him as the Garibaldi’s in the Championship last time out.
As such, with Hughton undoubtedly hoping to improve upon his team’s disappointingChampionship finish from last season, keeping hold of Worrall this summer would very much appear to provide the 62-year-old with a huge boost to Forest’s chances of doing so
With a little while left before the transfer window slams shut at the end of August, Forest fans should not take this latest update to mean that Worrall will definitely be playing his football for their club next season, although it certainly seems a big step towards him staying put.
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