Matt Cash and Henri Lansbury are the expected names linked with Nottingham Forest exits this month.
However, one of the highly rated players coming through at the City Ground is Ben Brereton and he’s been linked with a move to Manchester United according to the Mirror.
It’s claimed the Premier League side are ‘keeping tabs’ on the 17 year old and could potentially make a £1m plus move for Brereton during the January transfer window.
The performances of Brereton for the U23 side this season – he’s scored 15 goals in 20 appearances under Jack Lester, who also knew where the goal was – have reportedly caught the eye of Jose Mourinho.
Having penned a new deal with Forest on New Years Eve the striker was hopeful of a step up to the first team but did say he was merely going to keep working hard to potentially make this happen.
Brereton was quoted by the Nottingham Post as saying.
‘I will keep working hard in the under-23 side, I will keep learning and hopefully I will get the chance to do what Joe Worrall and Matty Cash have done this season. I do look at them and think that if they can do it, maybe I can too. But the main thing is just to keep working hard and to see where that gets me. That is all I can do.’
The best thing for Brereton to do at the moment is to do exactly what he’s said he wants to – keep working hard.
He wouldn’t be in the United first team anytime soon and unless a ridiculous bid was made you would hope Forest wouldn’t entertain any offers for the teenager.