Newcastle United linked with move for Championship defender –but deal will be no 'cut price' January fix

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a move for Championship defender Joe Worrall.

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 06:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 06:00 am
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest celebrates at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Brentford at City Ground on October 05, 2019 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

But the club could well be priced out of signing the Nottingham Forest youngster, amid conflicting reports over the weekend.

The Sun on Sunday reported United eyeing a cut-price move for the player, but the Nottingham Post has since reported the player is contracted to 2022, with the second tier outfit wanting big money for the player.

The Nottingham-born 22-year-old has made 11 appearances this season after spending last campaign on loan at Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

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“It was like a Paul Scholes,” said Keown.

“I know that’s big praise and they are big boots for him to copy, but him and his brother – Carrick, Scholes. You know, they did very well.

“And this is an important ingredient now in this Newcastle team, yes they were more disciplined but those two definitely won them the game.

“The young lad should be knocking on Steve Bruce’s door and saying ‘Why didn’t you play me sooner?’

“He made more passes, he covered more distance, he really put in a performance.

“It was almost to say to the boss: ‘look at me, you have overlooked me for too long’.”

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