Tottenham made aware of Premier League club looking to hijack £50m deal for top target

Ben Stewart
Tottenham want Johnson
Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson.

Tottenham have been made aware that Brentford are still in the race to sign Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson this summer.

Ange Postecoglou is keen to add another forward to his ranks before the end of the window and Johnson is currently seen as a top target.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham will make a move for Johnson ‘this week’ as a potential £50m transfer is in the works for the Welsh international.

Reports would suggest that Spurs are in the driving seat to land his signature, but they aren’t the only club looking to prize him away from the City Ground.

The Daily Mail have reported that Brentford have ‘not gone away’ in their interest for Johnson as they could look to hijack Tottenham’s deal.

Brentford have already made a few attempts to sign the 22-year-old this summer, but they have been unsuccessful with their bids so far.

Given Ivan Toney is suspended until January, it makes sense that Thomas Frank is still looking to strengthen his attacking options.

The Bees have also been looking at Fiorentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez, but they have been unable to strike a deal for the 25-year-old either.

Postecoglou will be hoping that Brentford won’t have what it takes to hijack the deal as he seems keen on the Nottingham Forest forward.

Johnson can play anywhere across the forward line and would add a fresh dynamic to Tottenham’s attack. He scored eight Premier League goals last season and also provided three assists.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich thinks that Johnson would be a good signing for Postecoglou’s side.

“I think he’ll be a good signing,” Bosnich told Sky Sports. “They need cover. And this is no disrespect to Richarlison. But they need some cover. They need to have a little bit more options,” Bosnich said.

“I thought Richarlison overall on the weekend did very well.

“Very, very difficult when you’re coming in and playing in the position where you’ve had an absolute club legend and somebody who’s been one of the best in the world for quite some time, to replace him.

“Ange can play a lot of ways. It always depends on the kind of players he has at his disposal. And I think this would give him a lot more options.

“But it won’t be the end of the world if they don’t get him as well. They can always sit back and wait until the mid-season transfer window.”

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