Forest youngster Brennan Johnson made his first start for Wales in last night’s 0-0 draw with Finland. After the game his dad, David took to Instagram to speak of his pride and English football icon David Beckham reacted.
Johnson has been in good form for Forest during 2021/22. He has a goal and an assist to his name, with his solitary strike coming in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Derby County.
The 20-year-old has featured in all five of Forest’s opening matches. He made an assist for Lyle Taylor to score against Coventry on the opening day and notched against the Rams.
Last season he starred for Lincoln during a season-long loan. Many Forest fans thought Sabri Lamouchi was wrong to loan him out in the first place and he certainly backed up that notion. Johnson scored 13 goals and claimed 14 assists as the Imps reached the League One play-off final.
Now, he’s back at Forest and supporters are really taking to him. He’s very much one of the club’s own, with Johnson working his way through the ranks at the Nigel Doughty Academy.
Crucially Forest managed to keep Premier League clubs away from the door. Johnson was linked with a move to Brentford, although the Reds stood firm on their £10 million valuation.
What has David Beckham said in response to the ex-Forest striker David Johnson?
There is some notion that Beckham represents Brennan Johnson. He owns the agency company that Johnson is a client of, although this isn’t definitely confirmed.
Beckham has responded to ex-Forest star Johnson Snr, suggesting that he should be a proud dad after his first Wales start. Johnson did begin his career at United when Beckham was coming through the ranks, so the pair go way back.
Johnson will now hope to win his first competitive cap on Sunday. Wales take on Belarus and they face a battle on their hands to qualify for the World Cup.
Getting there would be a nice nod towards Gary Brazil and the work he has done to develop Johnson over the years.
For Forest, they will simply hope the attacker can play as much football as possible and continue honing his skills during the international break.