Nottingham Forest tipped to complete transfer - on one condition

By Luke Pawley

Former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Mark Crossley has tipped Joe Worrall to be a "top, top player" and expects him to leave the City Ground.

The 24-year-old defender has made 137 appearances for Forest after coming through the club's academy and making his debut in October 2016.

Crossley now expects Worrall to leave Forest, possibly to play in the Premier League, due to his defensive qualities.

Speaking to This Is Futbol, Crossley said: “If it’s a poor season, these players are going to be on their way because he’s a good player, he’s going to be a top, top player.

"I actually walked past him one day when I went down to watch a Forest game, and I knew he was tall, but I didn’t realise he was that big.

“I am 6'4" and he was towering above me, me as a goalkeeper, if I was playing behind someone like that, I’d be very, very happy because I’d be getting him heading the balls instead of me coming and catching them.

“I really, really like him, he seems to have a really good temperament.”

Worrall is under contract with Forest until the summer of 2024 so the ball is in the club's court in terms of whether they want to sell and the fee they would want to receive.


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