Tottenham Hotspur are currently engaged in negotiations with Nottingham Forest as they pursue a potential deal for promising young talent Brennan Johnson. The North London club received a hefty sum of £100m from Bayern Munich for the transfer of Harry Kane earlier in the window. And they are expected to reinvest a portion of that substantial fee in securing another center-forward option.
In their three Premier League matches so far this season, Tottenham have relied on Richarlison as their sole option up front. However, it remains uncertain whether new manager Ange Postecoglou is entirely comfortable with the Brazilian leading the line for the entire campaign. As a result, Tottenham are reportedly preparing to make an approach for Johnson. With a bid in the region of £50m being rumors before the transfer deadline on Friday.
Brentford, Tottenham’s cross-London rivals, had previously submitted a £35m offer for Johnson. But it was swiftly in reject by Nottingham Forest. Johnson is in consideration a crucial part of Forest manager Steve Cooper’s plans for the 2023/24 season. However, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. Brentford has since withdrawn from the conversation. Leaving Tottenham with a clear path to potentially secure the highly sought-after gem from Forest. Journalist Ariel Helwani has even described Johnson as a “superstar.”
Fortunately for Tottenham fans, manager Ange Postecoglou is said to be a “huge fan” of Johnson, as reported by Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge. Additionally, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Johnson’s future. Stating that negotiations between Tottenham and Nottingham Forest are ongoing. Forest is reportedly seeking a significant package of money from Tottenham. With £50m being the figure.
Tottenham and their ideas
While Johnson is a priority target for Tottenham, they have also been linked with other potential replacements for Harry Kane. Journalist Rudy Galetti has previously mentioned that Gent’s Gift Orban and Lille’s Jonathan David are high on Tottenham’s summer Wishlist and could potentially make their way to London before the transfer deadline. Reports from France suggest that David is keen to leave Ligue 1. And has a preference for a move to the Premier League. Fabrizio Romano has also indicated that Orban is open to joining Tottenham following Kane’s departure.
In addition to their pursuit of new signings, Tottenham may also see the departure of Eric Dier. The versatile defender. Who has made 361 appearances for the club. Is reportedly the subject of a transfer battle between German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, according to TEAMtalk. It seems that Dier is not part of Postecoglou’s plans moving forward, and his potential departure could free up space and funds for further incomings. Reputable journalist Florian Plettenberg even claims that Dier has been repeatedly offers to Bayern Munich in recent weeks. With his versatility seen as an attractive prospect.
As the transfer deadline approaches, Tottenham Hotspur’s activity in the market continues to generate excitement and anticipation among fans. The potential acquisition of Brennan Johnson. Along with the pursuit of other talented prospects, could help fill the void left by Harry Kane’s departure and ensure that Tottenham remains competitive in the Premier League.
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