Brentford are preparing another bid for Nottingham Forest attacker Brennan Johnson, according to Sky Sports.
The Bees are undeterred in their efforts to land the Reds performer. Two bids have already been rejected from the Premier League newcomers.
Thomas Frank’s team have claimed four points from their opening two games in the top-flight. An opening day win over Arsenal really caught the eye and the boss is looking to build on a positive start.
Johnson is valued at £10 million by Forest. Brentford won’t pay that amount but are preparing to try and tempt the Reds into a sale with another move.
The 20-year-old started Forest’s first three games of the 2020/21 campaign, registering an assist in a 2-1 defeat away at Coventry on the opening weekend.
Last season, Johnson spent time with Lincoln City on loan. He scored 13 goals and claimed 14 assists in all competitions, with the Imps reaching the League One Play-Off Final.
Forest would probably welcome the sale of one player before the end of the window. The Reds are keen to bolster their squad but with Financial Fair Play looming large, they’ll want to balance the books too.
Brentford will be aware of that and look to be trying to lure the youngster to the capital in the next week.
Should Forest sell Johnson?
This really is a million-dollar question. With interest in Joe Worrall seemingly diminishing, Forest might have to consider letting Johnson go.
Stockpiling the squad with loan signings doesn’t look wise. Offloading one of the club’s prized assets could allow Forest to get a couple of deals over the line.
Johnson does clearly have bags of potential but Worrall is arguably a player that Forest need more right now.
With that in mind, the club has a big decision to make between now and the transfer deadline next Tuesday.