Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson might not be a target for West Ham this summer as they prepare to bid for Hull ace Keane Lewis-Potter.
According to the ex-WHU employee on Twitter who was talking to West Ham Zone, the Hammers are prioritising the Tigers trickster.
Johnson will be the subject of vast interest in the summer. Brentford saw four bids rejected in January, with Newcastle, Leeds and Tottenham all showing interest.
The 20-year-old scooped the EFL Young Player of the Year last month. He pipped Liverpool bound Fabio Carvalho and Djed Spence to the accolade.
During 2021/22 he’s come of age, scoring 17 goals and registering 10 assists during the regular season, with the play-offs still to come.
West Ham are focusing on another Championship star this summer.
Lewis-Potter scored a last-gasp equaliser against Forest at the weekend and the Hammers feel he will be more affordable.
The 21-year-old has scored 13 goals and claimed four assists for Hull and West Ham have had joy signing from the Tigers in the past.
Jarrod Bowen is on the cusp of an England call-up these days and he checking in at the London Stadium from Hull in 2020.
West Ham may have parked Johnson interest but Forest can’t relax
The talented forward will have half of the Premier League at the very least weighing up a bid for his services this summer and Forest can’t get complacent.
It has to be paramount for the club to tie Johnson down to a new deal this summer; even if it’s merely to preserve his valuation amid talks of a sale.
Forest have tried desperately to get him to commit his future to the club in recent months but Johnson appears to be playing a waiting game.
Given the number of goal contributions he’s made this season, the Reds can demand top whack for Johnson in the summer.
They’d dearly love to keep him though and that has to be a priority for Forest when their season draws to a close.