Report: Everton, Newcastle in £10m race to sign player Gerrard branded ‘fantastic’
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Report: Everton, Newcastle in £10m race to sign player Gerrard branded 'fantastic'

The Mirror report that Everton and Newcastle are locked in a £10million race to sign Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall in January – with a figure of £10million required to nab his signature.

Worrall, 24, is a regular for Nottingham Forest and recently surpassed a huge 150 appearances for the club in all competitions. That is despite spending the 2018-19 season on loan at Rangers.

The Mirror state that both Newcastle and Everton are ready to raid Championship side Forest for Worrall – who has captained his side twice this season. He has a contract at Forest until the summer of 2024.

It is believed a fee of around £10million would twist Forest’s arm into selling to one of the Premier League sides. Burnley are also said to be keen, with Sean Dyche a long-term admirer.

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Newcastle and Everton eye Worrall: Which is best for Forest defender?

Worrall, who was labelled “fantastic” by Steven Gerrard just days before he joined Rangers on loan, is now deserving of a chance in the Premier League. Forest are in 13th, and do have a chance of the play-offs.

Given he is a Forest player, and Nottingham-born, he might want to see out the season in case he could get to the Premier League with his boyhood club. But Everton and Newcastle will be tempting.

Both sides need a centre-back and certainly on Tyneside, he would not be joining a club to be used as a rotation option – he would be starting under Eddie Howe. But staying at Forest might be his best option.

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