Tottenham Hotspur are among the teams interested in Brennan Johnson…
That’s according to football.london reporter Alasdair Gold, who claims that Spurs are taking a look at the 20-year-old, as well as his Nottingham Forest teammate Djed Spence ahead of the summer transfer window.
Although it could be dependent on their league status heading into next season. The Reds will face Huddersfield Town in the Championship playoff final on Sunday afternoon.
It remains to be seen if the Midlands outfit would be open to a sale and for exactly how much. Previous reports back in January suggest that they were looking for in excess of £20m.
This would not be the first time that the north Londoners have looked to the EFL for a new signing, though this has brought them mixed success.
On one end of the spectrum is Joe Rodon, who has struggled to break into the first team but on the other, there’s Dele Alli, who was once one of the Premier League‘s best young midfielders following a move from MK Dons.
Indeed, during the 2016/17 season, the Englishman bagged a whopping 18 goals and laid on a further seven assists, leading to Lilywhites legend Darren Anderton comparing him to Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard (via Goal.com).
“I’ve got to say that I loved Stevie G as a player and Scholesy but Dele Alli for his age is just a freak of a talent,” he said.
Johnson has been putting up those sorts of numbers in the Championship this campaign, having provided Forest with 18 goals and ten assists across 48 appearances, also averaging 1.3 key passes per game, via WhoScored.
His performances and undoubted talent have led to quite the praise.
Both players are capable of playing in the middle as a creative no.10 and out wide, too, so on the above evidence, Spurs could well stumble upon their next Alli in the Reds prodigy.