Nottingham Forest are hoping that Brennan Johnson will sign a contract extension following promotion to the Premier League.
According to 90Min, Forest will now move to secure the future of their prized young talent for the foreseeable.
The Reds gem has just a year to run on his existing deal and it would seem that several clubs are interested in him.
The landscape regarding Johnson has now changed considerably.
Premier League football has been guaranteed and the Reds forward said he can’t wait to play for the club next season.
Johnson is a Forest fan and naturally, he’s buzzing with the win over Huddersfield at Wembley on Sunday.
His contract situation does need sorting.
Forest can’t let it get to January when European clubs would be allowed to discuss the possibility of him signing a pre-contract.
Johnson enjoyed a truly remarkable season during 2021/22.
Despite it being his first campaign playing regular Championship football he scored 19 goals and claimed 10 assists.
He really showcased his class under Steve Cooper and now the boss wants him to commit his future to the club.
The report claims that Forest will offer Johnson a long-term deal with Premier League football now secured.
Forest to offer Johnson a new contract and fans will be buzzing
This is stunning news for Forest supporters.
For weeks, if not months, the talk has been about the anxiety of Johnson leaving on the cheap.
Now there is absolutely no chance of that with the Premier League calling.
It was telling that Johnson said in the aftermath of Sunday that he can’t wait to play for his boyhood club in the top flight.
That will delight supporters. He’s become a firm favourite and his goal-haul this season has been impressive.
Johnson signing a new contract would arguably be one of the best deals the club can do this summer.
New players will be needed but keeping the current star man is massively important too.
Keeping Johnson from the clutches of other top-flight clubs would be a great start to the summer.