Three years on from when he turned out for Rangers, Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall could be set for a move to the Premier League.

The former England youth international defender spent the season on loan at Ibrox in Steven Gerrard’s first campaign in charge and would’ve certainly learnt a lot during his Glasgow stint.

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Former Rangers star Joe Worrall has been linked with a move to Premier League pair Burnley and Brentford. (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

A bright-eyed 21-year-old still on the fringes of the Forest squad, Worrall played 32 times for Rangers as the campaign ultimately ended in disappointment.

Now 24, journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that long-term admirers Burnley and Premier League new boys Brentford are both interested in the centre back.

Nixon claims that any interest in Worrall “comes down to asking price” with the Sun claiming that this is believed to be around £10m.


It’s a long way from Worrall’s time in Glasgow where Rangers fans saw the talent of the defender but also seen an oft-reckless player with an arrogance not befitting at the very least his experience.

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Despite putting in some big performances for the Gers – particularly in Europe and in the bigger domestic matches against Celtic and Aberdeen – too often the defender would cost the club.

The most stand-out example of this was against Kilmarnock after the winter break of 2019 were Worrall gifted a goal to Eamonn Brophy and lost the lead at Rugby Park.

Since returning to the City Ground Worrall has established himself as an important part of the Championship side whilst links have always persisted to the Premier League.

Rangers fans shaw flashes of the talent of Joe Worrall in what was a character-building experience for the defender. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Perhaps this season is the one when Worrall does finally reach that stage and Ibrox fans may well be watching him on Match of the Day next season.

Speaking of polarising ex-Rangers stars, another of the Ibrox club’s former players plying their trade in the EFL is reportedly valued at £5m amid interest from seven different clubs.

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