Roy Keane has raved about Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder and reported Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Brennan Johnson on ITV.
The former Manchester United and Nottingham Forest midfielder has been impressed by Johnson, linked with a move to Tottenham in the summer and believes that he is very gifted with the ball at his feet.
The electric midfielder& winger has racked up nine goals and six assists in 31 games for Forest, terrorising defenders up and down the country. Even when facing Premier League opposition in Arsenal and Leicester City, Johnson was the star of the show.
Such is Johnson’s form that prompted Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici to watch him and his Forest teammate Djed Spence in the fourth round tie against Leicester City.
According to Spurs reporter Alasdair Gold on Youtube, Tottenham Hotspur managing director has been scouting the 20-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger.
Keane said, as transcribed by NottinghamshireLive:“He looks like a footballer, he looks a natural with the ball at his feet. He does not look like he is fighting with the ball and it would be great to see how does in the next couple of years and whether he can kick on.”
Also, Robbie Fowler was full of praise for the talented young star.
“He has impressed me,” said Fowler.
“He is still a young kid and there have been a few Premier League clubs after him… what I like about him, as much as he has got pace-wise, he has a directness about him and he is comfortable on the ball and shows composure. He gets into the box and has weighed in with a lot of goals, not only scoring them but assisting it”
Is Brennan Johnson Good Addition to Tottenham’s Squad?
Brennan Johnson looks set to be the next young stars to emerge in the EFL before kicking on to enjoy a career in the Premier League.
Speedy 20-year-old Johnson has netted nine goals in 31 league games for Forest this season, as Steve Cooper’s side have pushed themselves into promotion play-off contention.
The addition of the versatile creative midfielder will add creativity spark into the Spurs midfield which has lost since Christian Eriksen transfer to Inter Milan and can also play on the wing as a winger.
Signing players from the lower division isn’t an odd birds for Tottenham having chopped Dele Alli from MK Don and almost signed Jack Grealish.
However, Tottenham face competition from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, who have shopped in the Championship for the likes of Nathan Ferguson, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze in recent times- so going for Johnson makes sense.
That’s an exciting verdict on Johnson, but Tottenham will need to pull out all the stops if they’re to win this race.