West Ham United are preparing a summer transfer bid for Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson, according to Ex-WHU Employee.

At the moment, the Hammers are keeping close tabs on Johnson and David Moyes looks to be a big fan of the player.

Several Premier League clubs are keen on Johnson, with Brentford seeing four bids rejected during the January transfer window.

The Hammers have a proud history of snapping up Championship players, with Jarrod Bowen on the cusp of an England call-up.

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Said Benrahma is another who has thrived at West Ham after making the step up from the second tier.

Johnson has been a revelation since arriving back at Forest from a loan spell with Lincoln. During 2021/22, he has found the net 10 times and has also registered six assists.

He is one of the Championship’s hottest properties and in the summer he will have just a single year remaining on his contract.

Johnson’s dad, former Forest striker David, claimed yesterday that he thought the young forward would sign an extension at the City Ground.

West Ham’s interest does offer a small cause for concern but it does seem clear that Forest will stand firm with their valuation.

Forest will want to keep him but West Ham offer attractive proposition

The Hammers are a proper football club. Nothing against Brentford, but Johnson has the ability to play for a more established Premier League club.

West Ham are on course for European football once again next season and naturally, Johnson would find that attractive.

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The 20-year-old sees Forest as his club, however, and that does bode well. If Johnson can get double figures for assists to go with his goal, his valuation would rocket.

An ideal scenario for Forest would be to see Johnson stick at the City Ground for a little while longer.

If not, seeing him sign a new deal and then leave for a fee in excess of £20 million would at least soften the blow somewhat.

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