Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest has broken his silence on ‘flattering’ links with West Ham United in the summer, as quoted by FLW.
The Athletic claimed in July that the towering centre-back was a target for Hammers boss David Moyes.
Claret and Hugh suggested that the 24-year-old could be available for just £8 million.
Worrall obviously ended up staying at the City Ground, however.
And the Forest fans will have been very happy with that outcome.
The defender is a hugely popular figure at Nottingham Forest.
Joe Worrall breaks silence after summer links with West Ham
The no-nonsense centre-back is a hugely important figure for Chris Hughton at the City Ground.
He could have had the chance to leave Forest in the summer, however.
And Worrall has finally broken his silence after being heavily linked with a move to join David Moyes’s side at the London Stadium:
“There’s always stuff flying about, about players going here, there and everywhere. I don’t really let all that sort of stuff affect me. I think that’s very clear to everybody. My head was never away from Forest, ever. It was very flattering, and you always see stuff. No matter how well you play, you always get linked with different clubs. But for me, I was always set on playing for Forest.”
It will be interesting to see whether West Ham go back in for Worrall either in January or next summer.
Here’s a glimpse of Worrall at his very best:
The 24-year-old would be a good signing for the Hammers. Forest will be desperate to keep hold of him though, that’s for sure.