Former Nottingham Forest player Craig Armstrong has been sharing his thoughts on current Forest defender Joe Worrall and his future at the Midlands club.
On the subject of Worrall and the possibility of him leaving the club during the upcoming summer transfer window, having been previously linked with a move to Premier League side Burnley, Armstrong had this to say on the matter. (22.02)
He said: “It’s been refuted that Burnley and a few other lower-end Premier League sides have been after him for a while.
“If I’m Joe Worrall and I can see the football club wanting to move forward and Chris being given money to spend, then maybe he might have one more season at it. But sometimes the football club can’t turn down money and you have to balance books and if someone comes in and offers decent money for Joe Worrall, I’m sure that the club will look at selling him.”
Worrall, who is a product of Forest’s youth academy, made his senior debut for the club back in October 2016. Since then, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £3.6 million, has made 133 appearances for Forest across all competitions in which he has managed to score three goals and provide five assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Craig Armstrong’s comments on Worrall and his future at Forest…
Given how Worrall has managed to earn himself an overall season rating of 6.78/10 for his performances in the Championship so far this season, making him Forest’s sixth-highest rated player and their highest-rated centre-back, perhaps it should be their main objective to keep hold of the defender this summer, in our view.
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However, if a Premier League club does come in for Worrall this summer with a suitable transfer offer for him, as Armstrong mentioned in the podcast, then perhaps Forest should take the money and use it to replace the defender or even strengthen the squad in a different area, especially with the club posting an operating loss of almost £32m in their latest set of accounts.