Sheffield United have been put off by Nottingham Forest’s £10m asking-price when it comes to the potential signing of defender, Joe Worrall.
The Reds star enjoyed a stellar campaign under Sabri Lamouchi last season. After coming back from a loan with Rangers, Worrall has gone on to reaffirm his status as a firm fan favourite.
That has led to interest from the PL this summer, with The Sun (print, 23/08, p61) claiming that both Burnley and the Blades are keen on Worrall.
However, at £10m, both the Clarets and United are expected to walk away from the negotiating table, with both clubs keen to explore other targets it seems.
United have made just the two signings this summer so far, both in the goalkeeping department, with Wes Foderingham and Aaron Ramsdale arriving at Bramall Lane.
Chris Wilder is now expected to focus efforts on improving the rest of the squad, with a new defender, midfielder, and striker all said to be on the agenda.
Time to move on, Worrall not worth the £10m fee – Our View
We have to be spot on, as Wilder says, in our recruitment this summer so spending £10m or more on Joe Worrall is really not the way to use our cash wisely.
For a start, he isn’t getting into the back three as it stands. Furthermore, he’s not going to be play one of the left or right centre-back roles either. He’d simply be a back-up for John Egan, which we already have in the experienced Phil Jagielka.
Worrall is a good player and has done well for Forest and will, eventually, get his chance in the Premier League.
But for now, with the asking price being as it is, the Blades are probably best served looking elsewhere.