Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson is attracting interest from Everton and Villarreal, according to the Independent. Brentford and Newcastle are also still keen on securing the services of the 20-year-old.

The Reds talisman has been like a man possessed this season. He’s found the net 16 times and has also claimed 10 assists; with Forest set to confirm their play-off place.

Forest still have a bit of work to do but barring a miracle, Steve Cooper’s men will take their place in the end of season battle for a place in the Premier League.

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Johnson’s future will be discussed almost as soon as the season ends. If the Reds are promoted then surely it will be a formality that the forward extends his contract.

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If Forest remain a Championship club, they could find themselves in a perilous situation, with Johnson having just a year remaining on his existing deal.

The youngster has come through the academy at Forest. Last season he was sent out on loan to Lincoln City and he started really developing as a player.

At Sincil Bank he scored 13 goals and claimed 14 assists as the Imps reached the League One Play-Off Final before losing to Blackpool.

Interest is natural but Forest fans should relax over Johnson

It does seem as though lots of reports will claim lots of things about Johnson in the coming months and not all of them will be accurate.

The claim that personal terms have been offered seems bizarre. Why Forest would let Johnson discuss personal terms with another club at this stage of the season seems a complete mystery.

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Everton being in advanced talks is also a strange one. The Toffees could still go down and if reports are to be believed they won’t have much of a kitty to play with during the summer.

What will be will be with Johnson. In the here and now, the player will remain focused on the Reds in their quest to reach the Premier League.

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