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Leicester City eyeing move for Nottingham Forest star

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Premier League outfit Leicester City are keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall ahead of a potential summer approach, as per a report from The Sun.

The 25-year-old has been one of the Reds’ standout performers again this season, playing an integral part in dragging his side up the table following a poor start to the 2021/22 campaign as they transformed themselves from relegation candidates to promotion contenders.

Appearing yesterday in Forest’s 2-1 first-leg victory over Sheffield United, he is two games away from plying his trade in the top flight next season but could secure himself a move to the top tier regardless of their fortunes in the coming weeks.

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The defender has been the subject of interest from other sides including West Ham United in the past with the 25-year-old continuing to impress at the City Ground, retaining his status as one of the first names on the teamsheet with 44 appearances in all competitions this term.

He even scored against the Foxes earlier this calendar year in Brendan Rodgers’ side’s humiliating 4-1 defeat to their local rivals as they exited the FA Cup – but he could be set to make the short journey to the King Power Stadium if the top-tier outfit act on their interest.

According to this same report from The Sun though, he is likely to remain at the City Ground if his side were to be promoted via the play-offs this month, a big boost for Cooper’s side.

This would be an excellent addition for Leicester because it’s quite clear he is ready to play top-tier football and with a pre-season of football under his belt with top-tier players, he would probably adjust seamlessly to the challenges of competing at the highest level.

And the most exciting thing about Worrall is the fact he has further room for improvement at 25, having plenty of his career ahead of him and although this could mean he can afford to stay at Forest for one or two more seasons, he will want to get to the top flight sooner rather than later.

That’s why you feel promotion for Forest this season is vital because it will probably enable them to retain the likes of the centre-back and Brennan Johnson, both of whom have been crucial figures for the Reds in their rise.

The second-tier side are definitely on the rise under Cooper and if they can retain him, then you feel they would win promotion sooner rather than later, but retaining their regular back three could be key.

Worrall, Scott McKenna and Steve Cook have been a solid unit together since the latter’s arrival in January and it could be argued that all three could easily take the step up. If the former does leave though, it will be interesting to see how he copes without McKenna who has been just as consistent and impressive.

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