It’s been claimed that Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson is being looked at by a number of Spanish clubs this summer. The Reds player is the subject of vast interest domestically and now overseas suitors are emerging.
According to the Daily Mail, the Reds player is now the subject of interest from Spain. The clubs monitoring him aren’t named but it’s clear that Johnson is a wanted man.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a decent maiden campaign in the Premier League. He scored eight goals and registered three assists in the league and proved that he belongs at this level.
Johnson didn’t finish the season as a regular starter though. He was on the bench for games against Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, with Forest claiming four points and playing pretty well.
Spanish interest does appear unlikely to come to fruition. The £50 million price tag placed on the head of Johnson is likely to deter clubs in La Liga from pursuing the Forest man.
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Forest will surely want to keep Johnson in place at the City Ground. He’s quick, can play in a number of advanced positions and is also capable of scoring goals.
Interest from clubs in the Premier League is a small concern. Two of the interested parties, Aston Villa and West Ham, will both be playing in Europe next season and they could provide attractive propositions for Johnson.
Clinton Morrison praised Johnson during the 2022/23 campaign after he scored the winner against Leeds in February. He called the player ‘fantastic’ and it’s clear that he’s a huge player for the Reds.
Forest star Johnson wanted by Spanish clubs
It’s not really a surprise that Forest are attracting interest in their star men. The club stayed in the Premier League against the odds and perhaps it should be seen as a good thing for the club.
If nobody wanted to sign the club’s stars, it would probably mean that the club wasn’t progressing. Johnson being looked at merely suggests they’ve just done pretty well last season.
Johnson is supremely talented. He scored 19 goals as the club won promotion during the 2021/22 campaign and he performed pretty well last season in the top flight.
A move to Spain does look unlikely on a financial basis. The main challenge for the Reds is to keep the Premier League clubs away from the door and hopefully, Forest can keep hold of one of their better players this summer.