Nottingham Forest have placed a £13m valuation on Ben Brereton according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon.
Even in recent years where Forest have been condemned to mid-table mediocrity in the Sky Bet Championship, their academy has been highly rated as it has brought through many youngsters to the first team. And it appears like Brereton is one of the best to come through their youth system in the last few years. He has broken into their first team and his performances last season led him to win the Championship Apprentice of the Year award.
This of course led to plenty of interest with many reporting that teams such as Liverpool and Manchester United, the latter of which did have him on the books previously, wanting to sign the 18-year-old. With the January transfer window now in full swing, Forest are again fearing that several of England’s top teams will try and lure away one of their top young players and so have looked to put them off with their valuation of the player.
In an attempt to stop other teams being interested in Brereton, Forest have valued him at a stonking £13m. And according to this report, it appears to have worked as teams are now cooling off on the striker knowing how much they would have to pay for him. This is great news which means they should be able to keep the young striker until the summer when it is likely that the best Premier League sides will look to swoop again.