Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch is keen to sign Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The Reds trickster has been in truly sensational form during 2021/22, scoring 16 goals and claiming 10 assists in the Garibaldi.

Johnson, a Wales international, has been attracting lots of interest of late. In the summer, more Premier League clubs will likely come calling.

Brentford tried the hardest to sign him in January. The Bees saw four bids rejected with the last of those coming in the region of £20 million.

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This summer, Leeds are set to enter the race for his signature. Newcastle, West Ham, Leicester and Tottenham have all been monitoring the 20-year-old closely too.

There is a condition to Leeds making a move for Johnson. With their Premier League survival not yet secure, that will need to be sorted prior to the Whites making a move.

Likewise, if Forest are promoted, any club will find it tricky to obtain Johnson and prise him away from the City Ground.

Last season, the youngster spent time on loan at Lincoln, scoring 13 goals and claiming 14 assists.

Forest face fight to keep Johnson

It seems highly unlikely that Forest will be able to keep hold of Johnson unless they’re promoted this season.

The player looks tailor-made for the Premier League and probably half of the division are looking at him.

Johnson has showcased unreal talent during 2021/22 and he has genuine matchwinning qualities.

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Leeds are a decent club and they will have significant clout when it comes to operating in the transfer market.

The Whites also play free-flowing football and that certainly makes them an attractive proposition for Johnson.

Forest will hope the talk is immaterial and they can join Leeds in the Premier League for next season.

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