Date: 12th July 2019 at 8:42am
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Ben Osborn has an uncertain future at Nottingham Forest. The 24-year-old is the subject of interest from Sheffield United and could be playing Premier League football in 2019/20 if he opted to leave.

Osborn is a product of the Nigel Doughty Academy. He rose through the youth ranks to the first-team in 2014 and gone on to make 230 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 47 goals.

His role next season is up in the air, however, as Forest have strengthened heavily in the transfer market which could see Osborn pushed out of the starting XI – the Reds brought Sammy Ameobi and Albert Adomah to the City Ground on a free transfer and have Matty Cash & Joe Lolley for competition.

Osborn struggled for form during the second half of last season. His last goal was against Leeds United on January 1 and his last assist was against Wigan Athletic on January 26. The midfielder failed to score or create a goal in the final four months of the 2018/19 campaign.

The long-serving player has been loyal to Forest, but he may consider a move away if he isn’t going to be a regular under Sabri Lamouchi. Sheffield United’s opening bid for Osborn was rejected, but he could be left with a decision to make if the Blades return with an improved bid.

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