EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
Hull and Queens Park Rangers are plotting to raid Nottingham Forest for defender Joe Worrall, Football Insider understands.
Worrall spent last season on loan at Rangers after finding himself out of favour under then Forest boss Aitor Karanka.
Sources at both Hull and QPR have told Football Insider that the clubs are looking to bolster their defensive options and see Forest’s 6ft 3in powerhouse as someone that would fill the void at the heart of the defence.
The colossal centre-back made 32 appearances in all competitions for Rangers last season, but the Scottish giants opted against making his loan deal into a permanent move.
Worrall has been back in pre-season at Forest hoping to impress new City Ground chief Sabri Lamouchi to try and stake his claim for a place in the side ahead of the new season.
Worrall, who has 52 Championship appearances under his belt, is into the final year of his contract at Forest and they could decide to cash-in on the defender rather than risk allowing him to run down his contract.
He has a total of 56 games and one goal to his name during his time at the City Ground, his last outing for the club coming as a substitute in a 2-0 defeat to Millwall back in March 2018.
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