Steven Gerrard’s previous comments on reported Newcastle target Joe Worrall

Joe Worrall of Rangers blocks Stevie Mallan's shot during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 08, 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Reported Newcastle United target Joe Worrall was on loan at Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers last season.

Joe Worrall of Rangers celebrates at full time  during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.Joe Worrall at Rangers

According to The Sun, Newcastle United are interested in signing Joe Worrall from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window, and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard’s previous comments on the former Ibrox loanee should excite the St. James’ Park faithful.

Worrall spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Rangers from Forest in the Championship.

The central defender did not exactly have a great time at Ibrox, but many of his performances for the Gers were very encouraging.

The Englishman has established himself as an important player for Forest this season, with the Reds challenging for automatic promotion from the Championship to the Premier League.

 

Back in August 2018 before Rangers signed Worrall, Liverpool legend Gerrard spoke highly of the youngster.

Gerrard told The Daily Record at the time: “Worrall is a fantastic player – I’ve been following him for many years with England. He’s a really good player but I don’t think I have to add to that any more.”

Newcastle do need better players defensively if they are to avoid the drop to the Championship at the end of the season, and Worrall would be a good signing for the Magpies.

However, Forest may not be willing to sell the former Rangers loanee in the middle of the season, especially if they are able to maintain their challenge for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Joe Worrall of Nottingham Forest  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Brentford at City Ground on October 05, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

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