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West Ham linked with Brennan Johnson transfer swoop

With West Ham United currently just four points off fourth place in the Premier League table, David Moyes’ side are very much in the race to secure Champions League football by the end of the campaign.

In just a matter of days, the January transfer window opens and will give West Ham, among other clubs, the chance to make some changes to their squad.

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This time around, the east London club and GSB have the opportunity to replicate a similar sort of transfer masterclass that they managed to deliver during the January window of 2020 when they signed Jarrod Bowen from Hull City in a deal worth a reported fee of over £20m.

Since arriving at West Ham, Bowen has gone on to score 14 goals and provide 16 assists in 78 appearances across all competitions, showing how much of a useful signing he’s been for the club and why it’s sometimes worth taking a punt on signing Championship players.

West Ham have now been linked with another young prospect from the Championship in the shape of 20-year-old attacking-midfielder Brennan Johnson and he could be the next version of Bowen at The London Stadium.

Johnson, who is a product of Nottingham Forest’s youth system, made his senior debut for the club back in August 2019 under former manager Sabri Lamouchi in a 2-1 league defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

Labelled as an “exciting” player in the past by former Forest boss Chris Hughton, the youngster, who is currently picking up a weekly wage of £2.5k-per-week according to Salary Sport, has made 31 appearances for the club across all competitions.

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This season has seen Johnson score five goals and provide four assists for Steve Cooper’s side in 23 Championship appearances, playing in a number of different midfield and attacking positions across the pitch, showing off his versatility and prowess in front of goal. He is a particularly eye-catching player with 18 senior strikes to his name now despite his young age.

In terms of a potential move to West Ham in January, this could be a very attractive move for the Hammers, adding a potential option for the club to explore after it was recently claimed that Jesse Lingard will be staying at Manchester United after being linked with a January move to east London.

In other news: Forget Bowen: “Magnificent” WHU gem who completed 7/7 dribbles was Moyes’ hero v Spurs – opinion

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