Ashes hero Stuart Broad warns Henri Lansbury about leaving Forest

Henri Lansbury

Burnley are reportedly interested in the former Arsenal player, but English cricket star Broad had a few words for the 24-year-old.

England Ashes hero and Nottingham Forest fan Stuart Broad has issued a Twitter warning to Reds star player Henri Lansbury, after reported interest from recently relegated outfit Burnley, according to BBC Sport.

Fresh from playing a starring role in England's recent Ashes win, where he bowled eight wickets for 15 runs at the start of the fourth test, the 29-year-old made it clear that he has a wide ranging passion for sport by joking to Henri Lansbury that the Forest star's access to cricket tickets will have to come through someone else if the former Arsenal youngster does decide to leave the City Ground.

Unfortunately for Forest fans, Broad admitted that fellow England bowler James Anderson would probably help the 24-year-old out if he did move to the Clarets, Anderson's local side.

Lansbury has been one of the Championship's best players since signing from the Gunners in 2012. The midfielder had taken in various loan spells in an attempt to get first team football while remaining at the Emirates, but he decided to move to Nottingham once it was obvious he would struggle to impact Arsene Wenger's first team.

The former England Under-21 man had a particularly strong season last year, scoring 11 goals across all competitions, and ensuring he would be much sought after by rival clubs.

Lansbury played the full 90 minutes in the defeat to Brighton on the first day of the season, before starting the midweek match on the bench, but with just a year left on his contract, Forest would have to sell now if they wanted a transfer fee but thought the player would not sign a new deal.

Rumours emerged on Monday night from BBC Sport that Forest had accepted a £4 million bid from Burnley for the player, only for owner Fawaz Al Hasawi to come out and deny an offer had been approved.

Only time will tell where Lansbury will be come the closing of the transfer window, and which cricket star he will have to ask for tickets.

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