Sabri Lamouchi recently spoke out about Ben Osborn’s future at the City Ground following Nottingham Forest’s 3-0 defeat to Olympiacos. The Reds manager admitted that he would like to keep the midfielder and had no bad words to say about Osborn’s conduct.
The 24-year-old has an uncertain future this summer. His contract has less than 12 months remaining which may force Forest to cash in on his signature. Osborn has been linked with a move to Sheffield United and could be on his way to Bramall Lane if a deal can be agreed.
As per Nottinghamshire Live, Lamouchi said: “I heard about Sheffield’s interest, but I cannot complain about his attitude. Ben is doing a great job for us in training and in the game he played well. I am happy with him. Of course I would like to see him stay.
“He likes the club and I like what I saw tonight. In three weeks here, I have only seen positives with him. The players know what I am thinking about Ben. In three weeks, it is not enough time. But I am very happy with what I have seen from him.”
Since rising through the youth ranks to the Forest first-team in 2014, Osborn has made 230 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 47 goals. The former England u20 international has been a regular at the City Ground for the best part of five years, but he may not be able to resist the lure of Premier League football.