Premier League newcomers Brentford are preparing a £14 million bid for Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder Brennan Johnson. With the January transfer window in sight, Brentford is looking to add some attacking options to their squad for the remainder of the season.
Brentford has fared quite well since their promotion to top-flight football. They currently sit 13th on the table with 20 points to their name. The Bees got the season running with a stunning win against Arsenal.
As claimed by The Sun, Brentford is set to launch a £14 million bid to secure the signature of Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson. But that amount might not be enough to tempt the Championship side into selling the talented midfielder.
Thomas Frank’s side has been scouting the 20-year-old for 20 months now. The youngster has played in every league game for Nottingham Forest so far, netting 5 times and assisting 4 goals.
His impressive performances have attracted interest from Arsenal, Spurs, and Newcastle United with their recently increased transfer budget.
The Bees had a bid rejected by Nottingham last transfer season but are still hopeful of luring the Welsh talent midway through the season.
Will Johnson make the switch to Brentford in January?
The City Ground outfit slide down to 9th position on the table with their recent 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough. They have gathered 34 points in 24 games, and are 2 points behind the Knock-off spot.
Nottingham Forest will be reluctant to sell one of their prized possessions in the middle of the season. Especially since they are pushing for a promotion to the Premier League.
The player himself is happy to stay at the club for now and wait for a bigger club to come calling.
The Reds are willing to take the risk of letting the player enter the last year of his contract if it means they could challenge for promotion.
The Forest fans will be quite disappointed to watch the home-grown talent leave the club in January. But fortunately for them, the chances of Johnson leaving next month seem very slim.
A move may materialize next month if a bigger club was to come in for the Welsh with a bigger offer. It will be difficult for Forest to hold on to the player without the prospect of Premier League.
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