Forest fans on Twitter are buzzing the club didn’t sell Brereton on the cheap

According to the Nottingham Post, Blackburn Rovers failed with a £5m deadline day bid for Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton, and Forest fans on Twitter were pleased that a deal for the youngster never materialised.

The 19-year-old came through Stoke City’s academy before being released and was snapped up by Forest, where he has gone on to make 57 appearances for the first team in the past two seasons. For a striker, his tally of just nine goals and seven assists in that time has hardly set the City Ground alight but his talent is clear to see.

On the international stage, Brereton has netted five goals in 18 appearances for England’s U19 side and was involved in the European U19 Championship winning side last summer. He is now valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt but this will surely continue to rise.

Forest fans then were happy that the club didn’t offload the promising youngster on a permanent deal on deadline day. Check out the best reactions below.