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Leeds United: Victor Orta preparing bid for Brennan Johnson

Leeds United are interested in a deal to bring Brennan Johnson to Elland Road in the January transfer window.

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That’s according to a claim made by Ekrem Konur, with the journalist revealing in a post on Twitter that Victor Orta is currently preparing an offer for the Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder ahead of the winter market.

A further report by Football Insider also suggested that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are interested in a deal for the 20-year-old, with a source close to the club claiming that the Whites sent scouts to watch the Wales international in action for Forest last week.

In his tweet, Konur said: “Leeds United are preparing to make an offer to Nottingham Forest for Brennan Johnson.”

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He’s what Bielsa is missing

Considering just how impressive Brennan Johnson has been in recent seasons, in addition to the fact that attacking midfield is a position in which Bielsa lacks considerable depth in his Leeds squad, a move for the Nottingham Forest starlet would appear to be a highly advisable one.

Indeed, over his 43 League One appearances while out on loan at Lincoln City last season, the £360k-rated man scored 11 goals, registered five assists and created four big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.3 shots and making 0.7 key passes per game.

These returns saw the player who Glenn Murray dubbed a “special” talent earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.98, with his highly impressive performances playing a key role in the Imps’ run to the League One play-off final.

Johnson has continued this remarkable form over his 17 Championship appearances for Forest this term, with the £2.5k-per-week midfielder having already bagged three goals, provided four assists and created five big chances for his teammates.

These metrics have seen the 20-year-old average a SofaScore match rating of 6.98, ranking him as Steve Cooper’s fifth-best player in the second tier of English football.

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As such, with so much of his professional career still ahead of him, it is clear for all to see that the Welshman is a player with a significant amount of potential.

And, when taking into account that Bielsa currently has no attacking midfielders in his first-team squad at Elland Road, Johnson would appear to be exactly the type of player the Argentine is missing.

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