Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall, who spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Rangers, could move to the Premier League this summer, with Burnley, West Ham and Norwich all interested in his signature, according to The Sun.

Worrall played 32 times for the Gers during his Ibrox loan spell, often partnering Connor Goldson at centre-back.

Worrall and Goldson after keeping a clean sheet against Villarreal at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He produced several top displays in the Europa League and in Old Firms but also made multiple high-profile mistakes, with some supporters criticising him heavily.

There weren’t too many Bears pushing for a permanent deal when his season-long stint came to an end, but since returning to Forest, he’s impressed.

Now 24, the former England youth international has close to 200 senior appearances under his belt and has reportedly attracted the attention of multiple Premier League clubs.


The Sun asserts that he’s keen to move to the top flight and that his boyhood club would be willing to sell for the right price.

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Burnley are reportedly set to offer around £10m, but they face competition from West Ham and newly promoted Norwich City, both of whom have also made inquiries regarding his availability.

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Burnley and West Ham are amongst the Premier League sides said to be interested in the former Rangers loan player. (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Worrall didn’t always get it right at Ibrox and attracted plenty of criticism during the 2018/19 campaign, but the 6ft 4″ defender has taken things up a notch since then and a big move doesn’t look far away.

If he does head to the Premier League and fares well, though, Rangers fans may point to his relative struggles in the Premiership as evidence that the English top-flight isn’t as big a step up from the Scottish top-flight as we’re often led to believe.

In other news, Rangers’ reported interest in an international striker has been rubbished.

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