According to The Nottingham Post, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is interested in signing loan player Joe Worral permanently from Nottingham Forest.
This is a deal that The Reds should try their hardest to prevent, as it could turn out to be a huge error in the long run.
The defender is yet to feature for Gerrard’s men in the Scottish Premiership this season, but the manager has obviously taken a keen eye to the 21-year-old. At 6ft 4, the Liverpool legend clearly regards the centre back as an imposing figure that he can build a team around in the future.
However, if Forest were to sell the defender in January, they would be missing out hugely on a player that has a lot of potential. The player has already featured over 50 times for The Reds in the Championship, as well as captaining England under-20 to victory at the Toulon Tournament in 2017; he clearly has a bright future.
Unfortunately, Worrall (valued at £7.2m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) did not fit into manager Aitor Karanka’s plans this season, but that doesn’t mean he will not have a prominent role at The City Ground in seasons to come, as he could be a mainstay in the Forest defence.
If the club were to sell him, they are doing it too early. Rangers could buy him now for a fraction of the price that he will be worth in a few seasons. If he has another good season with Forest, the club can demand a much greater fee for him, at the moment they would be selling him short of his true value.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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