Brentford are keen on Nottingham Forest starlet Brennan Johnson but will have to pay £14m to prise him from the City Ground with Everton and West Ham also chasing the winger
- Brenford have joined the race to sign Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson
- The 20-year-old is enjoying an impressive breakthrough season at City Ground
- The Bees will need to splash out around £14m to sign him amid huge interest
Brentford will need to pay around £14million to prise Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest.
The Bees had a £6m offer rejected in the summer and have made fresh enquiries, with Everton, Newcastle and West Ham also among the team keeping an eye on the young midfielder.
Forest would like to keep Johnson, 20, for their play-off push this season, but a sizeable bid from one of the Premier League club could convince them to let their academy graduate go.
Brentford have joined the chase to sign young Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson
Tottenham are also monitoring Johnson, who spent last season racking-up 10 goals and 14 assists in League One with Lincoln City.
This season he has played 25 games – scoring five in all competitions, including two goals and an assist in his last four games.
He appeared for England’s under-16 and 17 teams before switching allegiance to Wales, making his debut for the Dragons last year. The 20-year-old has made seven international appearances so far.
The 20-year-old midfielder is catching the eye at a host of Premier League clubs this season
Johson’s father, David, made more than 100 appearances for Forest during his own playing career, and the club’s fans would be sad to see the homegrown talent go.
Especially in January – as they hope the youngster will continue to drive them back up the table during the second half of the season.
Meanwhile, Forest have offered £1m for Millwall winger Jed Wallace, who also has interest from Turkish club Besiktas.
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