Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson is officially quicker than Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk and Darwin Nunez, according to some statistics. Manchester City man Kyle Walker is the quickest clocking a speed of 37.31 km/h during the campaign.
Johnson has enjoyed a quality first season in the Premier League with Forest. He’s scored 10 goals in all competitions and also claimed three assists from his 44 appearances for the team.
The 22-year-old took some time to get going in the top division. He was actually criticised prior to the World Cup for not overexerting himself too much to try and avoid injury.
However, since the tournament finished and football returned, Johnson has been largely impressive. His speed has certainly never been in question and his fastest speed has been clocked at 36.70 km/h by Opta Joe.
Johnson signed a new contract at the City Ground shortly after the Reds won promotion to the Premier League. Now, his valuation will have rocketed and surely the Reds will keep him whilst they remain a top-flight club.
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He’s clocked higher speeds this season than big-money signings Mudryk and Nunez. Both players have endured indifferent maiden campaigns in the Premier League.
Mudryk in particular has been disappointing. He cost the Blues £88 million in January and he’s done next to nothing at Stamford Bridge just yet.
Forest star Johnson is officially quicker than Mudryk and Nunez
The Reds need to keep hold of Johnson at all costs. Although Taiwo Awoniyi has outscored him at the top of the Forest charts this season, the academy graduate is a very important player.
His speed is an unbelievable asset within the Forest squad. He has the pace to glide past defenders and ultimately he will continue to be a star man for the Reds next season.
The key for Johnson is consistency. Okay, he does typically play in a position where he’s constantly taking risks but now he must perform over a full season in the Premier League.
That isn’t a criticism of Johnson. He’s been a wonderful player over the last two years and he will continue to be an important player for the club going forward.