Nottingham Forest centre-back Joe Worrall has extended his contract with the club and an announcement could be made on Thursday, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has played a vital role in Sabri Lamouchi’s attempt to secure promotion to the Premier League this season and with only 18 months left on his contract, the Forest boss has reportedly ensured the defender commits his future to the Midlands club.
The academy graduate has been linked with several Premier League clubs, and following a fantastic season so far, keeping Worrall at the City ground has been a priority for the Reds.
And according to Daniel Taylor of The Athletic, an agreement has been reached.
Some #NFFC news: @TheAthleticUK had been told Joe Worrall – outstanding so far this season – has signed a new contract. Expecting an announcement later today. Joe one of the many successes of the club’s academy system 👌🏻
— Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) February 13, 2020
The defender has played in every minute of all 32 of Forest’s league games this season, scoring one and assisting three, proving to be one of the league’s best centre-backs.
Worrall joined Scottish Premiership side Rangers on loan last season in order to get some first-team minutes under his belt.
Since then, he has been one of the first names on Lamouchi’s teamsheet and is sure to be instrumental in his side’s bid to earn promotion to the top-flight.
Forest currently sit in 5th place in the Championship, two points off automatic promotion, and face a vital trip to league leaders West Brom on Saturday where they will look to bounce back following their disappointing midweek home loss to Charlton.