Former Nottingham Forest striker Marlon Harewood has suggested that his old side will struggle to keep hold of Joe Worrall this summer in an exclusive interview with Football FanCast.
Worrall has been linked to teams in the Premier League, with both West Brom and Burnley said to be interested in the 24-year-old.
Despite finishing the game on the losing side, Worrall was praised by some Forest supporters for his defensive performance against Watford as he demonstrated his importance to boss Chris Hughton.
Hughton, however, may not have Worrall to call upon for much longer, that is according to Harewood. Speaking on the player’s future, the ex-Premier League forward exclusively told FFC:
“He’s one of them players that is going to attract a lot of interest from other people, and it’s going to be one of them where Forest are going to struggle to keep hold of him because there’s going to be a lot of top-flight clubs interested.
“Hopefully they’ll be able to keep all their players, but I can’t see it because obviously this year was a promotion battle, but it hasn’t really gone that way. So I think next year they’ll have to rethink all their structure and I think Worrall will be one that will be leaving the club.”
Harewood ended by saying: “I don’t want him to [go], but he’s one of them players that Forest will need to let go to gain some money in to try and revitalise the team again.”
Links to Burnley come as no surprise, with the Lancashire club also facing the possibility of losing one of their central defenders this summer.
Should that happen, with Leicester City having also been credited with an interest in the England international in the past, Sean Dyche moving for Worrall looks a real possibility in what would be a blow for Hughton and Forest.