Frederick Nielsen must think twice before swapping Nottingham Forest for Leicester City

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton

Nottingham Forest are famed for giving their young players, like Frederick Nielsen, a chance. Leicester City; less so.

Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow celebrate after the matchNewcastle's Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow both came through Forest's academy

If you are a young player desperately attempting to make your first steps into the professional game, there's worse places to start off than Nottingham Forest.

After all, City Ground graduates Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow will be playing Premier League football with Newcastle United next season after honing their trade at Forest. And jet-heeled winger Oliver Burke benefited from Forest's commitment to youth by becoming the most expensive Scottish player of all time.

The £13 million starlet will be playing in the Champions League next season with RB Leipzig, Sky Sports reports. 

Oliver Burke in action for RB LeipzigOliver Burke finished second in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig

Furthermore, 17-year-old striking sensation Ben Brereton and talented midfielder Matty Cash appear to be the next future stars to emerge from Forest's academy after featuring regularly for the first-team in 2016/17.

Classy centre-back Joe Worrall, meanwhile, is captaining England in the illustrious Toulon Tournement this summer.

Nottingham Forest's Joe WorrallNottingham Forest's Joe Worrall has been a regular at the back

Grass isn't always greener

Why, then, would any young player want to leave? 19-year-old defender Frederick Nielsen may not have forced his way into Forest's first team like so many of his fellow Under-23 stars but it appears that patience would be a virtue.

Yet, the fact that the Dane has spent much of the season training with the club's senior squad appears to count for nothing with his contract expiring this summer.

And the Nottingham Post reports that Nielsen, who joined Forest from Viborg in 2014, is embarking upon a six-week trial period with Leicester City. As such, the teenager clearly believes that he has a better chance of breaking into The Foxes Premier League team than Forest's.

Leicester City's Ben Chilwell in action with Tottenham's Moussa SissokoLeicester City's Ben Chilwell started 7 Premier League games in 2016/17

The fact the left-back Ben Chilwell is the only academy player to feature semi-regularly in Leicester's starting XI last season does not bode well, however.

You wonder if Nielsen will rue believing that the grass is greener elsewhere.

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