Stuart Pearce has explained that Leeds United and West Ham United transfer target Brennan Johnson is a ‘real talent’.
On Sunday, Johnson helped Nottingham Forest rise to the Premier League by guiding them to a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-off final.
Forest hope this gives them more power to keep their star players, including Johnson, with West Ham and Leeds prospects in the £20m player.
Johnson is a versatile forward who can operate across the frontline. He has a great first touch, composure at such a young age and brilliant attacking moves off the ball.
Nonetheless, Forest legend Pearce, who is a manager at West Ham, had this to say about Johnson: as he told Sky Sports Football.
“The statistics confirm everything he has achieved for the football club,” said Pearce.
“I went to the Fulham game a couple of weeks ago where he wasn’t involved much in the game but what he did there was quality. real quality.
“Delivering crosses, his movement to get on the ball and receive the ball. There’s real talent there at such a young age. He has the world before him.”
JOHNSON BETTER STAYS IN THE FOREST NOW
Over the course of the league season, Johnson scored 16 goals and provided nine assists as he helped his youth club return to the big time.
Steve Cooper used the 21-year-old in seven different positions over the course of the season, including playing in midfield in his side’s win against Hull, where he scored.
But with many clubs already eyeing Johnson’s talents ahead of promotion, his leap into the Premier League will only draw even more attention to him.
Despite the transfer noise that could be in store for the Welshman, he is better off staying on the City Ground and pushing his career even further.
In other news, Liverpool, Newcastle or Spurs can now sign a £35m target for free after the club announced their exit
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