Nottingham Forest are set to demand a whopping £12m for polarising ex-Rangers man Joe Worrall as Premier League Burnley continue to hover.

According to the Daily Mail, Championship side Forrest have slapped the hefty price tag on the defender with Burnley at present refusing to budge from £6m.

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Polarising ex-Rangers defender is set to command a hefty £12m fee from Nottingham Forest. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Worrall has emerged as a key player for boyhood club Forrest since returning from a loan spell at Ibrox a couple of seasons ago.

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The big centre-half, now 23, spent a season on loan at Ibrox in 18/19 and left the Ibrox support largely split on his ability and contribution.

On one hand, the defender put in a range of solid performances in high profile matches, on the other Worrall was at the heart of one too many cock-ups in big moments.


Some of the Gers support never completely took to the defender but given his age at the time (21) it’s easy to undervalue the successes Worrall did have at Ibrox, particularly v Celtic and in Europe.


However that penchant for a high-profile mistake – some Rangers fans still get nightmares of Killie circa February 2019 – hasn’t completely evaded the player at Forest.

Joe Worrall also has three caps for the England U21 team. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Worrall was the subject of a scolding from his own supporters as the Nottinghamshire club capitulated after the restart last season and missed out on a playoff place.

But there is something about the player – enough to interest Sean Dyche and Premier League Burnley at least – as Forest strive to get big money for the big 6ft4 central defender.

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