Nottingham Forest may have to brace themselves for some serious transfer interest in young defender Joe Worrall this summer with the player impressing during his time away with England Under-21s.

The 20-year-old Hucknall born defender has captained The Three Lions in the Toulon Tournament in France and Thursday’s 3-0 Semi-Final victory over Scotland will see the player lead his side out in Saturday’s Final.

After some excellent performances at club level for Forest, Premier League club West Bromwich Albion were recently linked with a move for Worrall and despite Albion boss Tony Pulis dismissing those links in the Birmingham Mail, further interest from top flight clubs could follow.

There is currently a freshness about England’s young sides with the Under-20s reaching the 2017 FIFA World Cup Final while the Under-21s are set to compete in the Final of the Toulon Tournament. Success in those Finals this weekend would see many young players’ CVs bolstered with international honours. As an England captain, Forest defender Worrall has been excellent and the international limelight will undoubtedly result in many top flight admirers banging on The City Ground doors to enquire about the player’s availability.

Worrall is a product of The Reds academy system and the youngster has gone on to make 21 senior appearances for the club. The player recently sign a new long term deal with Forest therefore only a huge transfer offer will persuade the club to part with their young star.


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