Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson is hot on the radar of Tottenham director of football Fabio Paratici, according to Football London journalist Alasdair Gold.
The Reds talent has 23 goal contributions this season. A brilliant 15 of those have been goals scored by Johnson, with the other eight coming in the way of assists.
Johnson has kicked on during 2021/22. He was brilliant in League One last season, helping Lincoln to the play-off final with 13 goals and 14 assists.
Lots of Forest fans were desperate to see him get a chance; although very few would have predicted such a barnstorming campaign for the 20-year-old star.
Johnson will have just a year remaining on his existing deal in the summer. Brentford hoped to take advantage of that in January and saw four bids rejected, the last in the region of £20 million.
Forest will hope that they can persuade their academy talent to sign a new deal. If they can’t, however, the Reds could be forced into a sale when the summer transfer window opens.
Yesterday, reputable journalist Gold did a Q&A on the Football London website, where he claimed: “Spurs like Djed Spence. Fabio Paratici went to watch him recently, along with Brennan Johnson.”
Johnson development is best served at Forest
Johnson doesn’t owe Forest anything. As a player, he’s been outstanding this season and without him, the team wouldn’t be in the promotion mix.
He would, however, be wise to understand that at the current stage of his development, Forest is the best club for him.
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Right now, he’s playing every week in his favourite position. If he moves to a club of Tottenham’s ilk with several world-class stars, would he do that straight away? The answer has to be probably not.
As a result, he’d be wise to sign a new deal on Trentside and continue honing his skills at a club that values him highly and one that will play him each and every week.