Nottingham Forest reject Brentford’s £43m bid for Tottenham target Brennan Johnson

As per Fabrizio Romano, Nottingham Forest have rejected a £43m bid from Brentford for Brennan Johnson.

The full proposal was said to be worth an initial £43m, with add-ons and a sell-on clause also included in the deal, however, the it was not deemed as enough by Forest to give the ‘green light’ for the move.

Furthermore, The Bees also face competition from Tottenham for the Welshman’s signature, who are understood to also be interested and have already have ‘had contacts’ to sign the player.

Having spent the 2020/21 season on loan at League one side Lincoln City, the 22-year-old had his breakout Championship campaign the following year, scoring 16 goals and gaining 10 assists in 44 starts, as Forest won promotion to the Premier League. In the top flight, the versatile forward predominantly played on the right side of attack, standing out with his electric speed and threat on the counter-attack- where his eight goals and three assists in 38 games were vital in helping his boyhood side narrowly avoid relegation.

Due to these performances over the previous two campaigns, Johnson has become a pivotal figure in Steve Cooper’s side, and has already started all three of their opening Premier League games this season, and as a result, it will require a significant fee from either Brentford or Tottenham to get him out of the City Ground before the end of the transfer window; which is will come to a close this Friday Night on 31 August.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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