Nottingham Forest fans debate potential loss of Osborn to Newcastle United

This summer could be a crucial one for Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka as he attempts to shape a promotion-winning side.

The former Middlesbrough boss took charge at the City Ground in January, and even though he had a transfer window to work with, this will be the first time that he can hunt make big changes to his team.

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Forest fell short last season as they ended up finishing 22 points adrift of the top six and 12 above the relegated trio of Barnsley, Burton Albion and Sunderland.

Karanka will have plenty of work to do in order to take Forest to the next level, and it seems that they may have to find a replacement for Ben Osborn.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is keen on the 23-year-old midfielder, who is incredibly versatile on the pitch.

Osborn can play anywhere across the middle of the park, and can also feature as a left-back when required.

The Derby-born player has not always had the best relationship with Forest fans, and some have posted criticism of him on social media following reports that he could be heading towards the exit door.

Others, though, have shown Osborn support.

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