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Premier League teams are keen on Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson

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Brennan Johnson, a winger from Nottingham Forest, is allegedly being pursued by four Premier League clubs.

With five goals and five assists in 23 Championship games this season. The 20-year-old is starting to live up to his promise at the City Ground.

With 18 months left on his contract. The Wales international’s progress is obviously drawing the interest of a number of top-flight clubs.

West Ham United, Everton, Brentford, and Newcastle United are all reportedly considering a move for the teenager. According to the Daily Mail.

While Forest may be averse to selling a vital player in order to compete for promotion. The article claims that they would not refuse bids worth £20 million.

This season, the 20-year-old has started every Championship game and has been instrumental in Forest’s current three-game winning run. In his previous two games, the Welshman has two goals and one assist.

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Brentford had an offer for Johnson rejected late last summer. But they haven’t given up hope, with West Ham also intrigued. Looking for another second-tier star after the success of Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen.

The Toffees want more offensive reinforcements, but Newcastle’s new mega-rich owners are willing to invest in the club’s future.

Forest would prefer to keep Johnson for this season’s play-off challenge. But a sizable offer from a Premier League team might persuade them to let their academy graduate go.

Tottenham is also keeping an eye on Johnson. Who scored 10 goals and added 14 assists for Lincoln City in League One last season.

Before switching allegiance to Wales and making his debut for the Dragons last year. He played for England’s under-16 and under-17 sides. So far, Brennan Johnson has made seven appearances on the international stage.

Johson’s father, David, made over 100 appearances for Forest during his playing career. And supporters will be disappointed to see the indigenous talent depart.

Especially in January, when they are hoping that the kid can help them climb the table in the second half of the season.

With a nine-game undefeated run, the two-time European champions have climbed back to seventh place, nine points from automatic promotion, and on the verge of the play-offs.

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