Tottenham set to complete £45m signing of Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest

As per Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham are set to complete a deal to sign Brennan Johnson for £45m from Nottingham Forest.

An agreement between the two Premier League sides was said to be ‘getting closer’ earlier today, and Spurs are now set to get their priority target.

The deal is understood to be worth in excess of £40m with add-ons included, with the total package reaching up to £45m. Meanwhile, the young forward is now on his way to the Spurs training ground to complete his medical tests before signing a contract.

Johnson spent the 2020/21 season on loan at League one side Lincoln City, and had his breakout Championship campaign the following year with Forest, scoring 16 goals and gaining 10 assists in 44 starts, as his boyhood side won promotion to the Premier League. In his debut season in the top flight last year, the 22-year-old predominantly played on the right side of attack under Steve Cooper, 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 the Midlands club narrowly secure survival.

Furthermore, the Wales international will be an exciting option capable of playing across the frontline in Ange Postecoglou’s side, as they look to fill in the void left by club-record goal scorer Harry Kane. However, he will likely need time to adapt, as he transitions from a Forest side which averaged the lowest possession in the league last year, to a high-pressing, front-footed Spurs side, looking to dominate games with the majority share of the ball this season.

The move will see Johnson join a fresh and exciting squad at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, who have already started the new season well under their new Australian head coach, going unbeaten in their first three Premier League games.

The Lilywhites will hope their new signing will be available this Saturday, when they will face Vincent Kompany’s Burnley away at Turf Moor.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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