Nottingham Forest winger Ben Osborn is reportedly attracting interest from Sheffield United – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are split over whether they should sell him or not.
According to the Sun, Sheffield United have made a £3million bid for him this summer and want to sign him to help them with their promotion to the Premier League.
It is understood that Forest would want around £6million to allow his exit from the Cit yGround, but the player is entering the final year of his contract.
Osborn has come through the academy ranks with the Midlands club and played 230 senior games for them.
He is a left-winger by trade, but has tremendous defensive attributes and his versatility has often seen him drop into a left-back role when needed.
The hard-working 24-year-old has never played top-flight football before, but is being offered the chance by Sheffield United after they were promoted from the Championship last season.
Osborn was a regular in the side last season with 44 games across all competitions, scoring two goals and suppling six assists in return.
A selection of Forest fans on social media believe that they should keep Osborn for the new campaign and believe he’s a valuable member of the squad.
Meanwhile, others feel that they could afford his exit and that they can push for promotion without him.
Here are some of the Forest fans on Osborn:
We should never sell Osborn, he’s a great player in the Milner mold, gets stuff done without complaining. Now if someone offers £12m fair enough, but if it is £3m tell them to jog on #NFFC
— The English Klose (@chriscomben) July 8, 2019
Time for Osborn to move on. Not established himself after 5 years of playing, gets a fresh start and potentially in the premier league and Forest make a few quid too. Not likely to be a first team starter next season. #NFFC
— Alex (@bally1001) July 8, 2019
Any decent offer for Osborn and he’d off for me, gives you 100% but aside from that, really don’t rate him. #NFFC
— ReissNFFC (@ReissNFFC) July 8, 2019
Think the treatment of Osborn has been harsh, he’s given nothing but blood, sweat and tears for the Garibaldi! Versatile, passionate, and can still do a very good job in a place where depth is strength! Adapted to every manager that’s been in, I’d like to see him stay! 👍👍 #NFFC
— Olly Bausor (@OllyBausor) July 8, 2019
I would be sad to see Ben Osborn move on. A solid player at this level. Has played in a number of positions and always gives 100%. You do need players like that to compliment the more exciting players such as Lolley. #NFFC
— Eastwood Red (@eastwoodred86) July 8, 2019
Ben Osborn gives everything every game, but he is bang average. If we can get anything over £3M then that’s great business! #nffc
— Elliott Brown (@ElsB09) July 8, 2019
Does Osborn need a lift??? #nffc
— Jack Levo (@LevoForest) July 8, 2019
Be absolutely gutted if we sell Ben Osborn – never understood the amount of stick he gets. One of our best and most consistent players over the last 5 years or so.. #NFFC
— Dan (@BraceDaniel) July 8, 2019
I personally do not want to sell Osborn. #NFFC
— Taras Sklierenko (@tsklierenko) July 8, 2019