Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall is a target for Newcastle United this January (according to The Sun).
Worrall has been an ever-present at the back for Forest and fans believe he is a future captain. After returning from his loan spell at Rangers, the 6ft 4in centre-back has gone from strength to strength.
With Worrall at the back, Forest are keeping things tight and pushing for promotion. Going into the international break, Sabri Lamouchi’s side are second in the Championship – level on points with league leaders West Brom.
Worrall has been a major part of their success. The 22-year-old has played in every minute of every game and he has been solid. As a result of Worrall’s form, Forest have conceded just nine times in 11 games.
Unsurprisingly, Premier League teams are watching Worrall. Newcastle reportedly want the physical central defender to boost their promotion credentials. This report adds that Worrall will be available on the cheap in January because his contract expires next summer.
However, that is wide of the mark. Worrall recently committed his long-term future to The City Ground. Here are some tweets from Forest fans discussing these rumours.
“Cheap option”? Has anyone told them Fawaz isn’t in charge anymore?
— redvansim (@Redvansim) October 6, 2019
Why would he go to a club that will be playing in the Championship next year and Forest will be in the Premier League??!!
— souhail samad (@sasamad123) October 7, 2019
Forget it! @JoeWorrall5 is one of our own, and he will be playing for his boyhood club in the top flight next season
— Arnold Red (@ArnoldRed5) October 6, 2019
Swapping division lads and Newcastle can’t afford him
— Mark Cook (@MCookie1986) October 6, 2019
I don’t think forest are now selling players on the cheap, them days are done
— barrance (@brideybunch) October 6, 2019
Not for sale!!!!!
— H (@dovsta) October 6, 2019