Leeds United are interested in Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson, according to The Athletic’s Ornstein on Monday column.
Johnson is impressing on loan for Lincoln at the moment where he’s scored seven goals across all competitions.
Writing in the column on Monday, Nottingham Forest journalist Paul Taylor said, “Leeds United are understood to have watched Johnson during his impressive run of seven goals in 23 appearances for the League One side.”
Burnley and Brentford are also said to be “keen” on the attacker.
The report claims that Forest are unlikely to recall him from his loan early and won’t sell to a Championship club.
It is said it would take the right bid for Forest to sell the player in January.
Another one for the Under-23s?
Johnson is a player who fits the profile that Leeds are looking at.
He’s 19-years-old, playing first-team football and is already a full Wales international.
He can play on either wing and has even been used as a striker by Lincoln this season.
He’s scored five in 18 League One games and seven across all competitions and had previously made eight appearances for Nottingham Forest.
It sounds like a January deal is unlikely, with the player on a successful loan, but this is a player to keep an eye on.
NottinghamLive journalist Sarah Clapson said of Johnson this season, “He’s flying and that’s brilliant to see. His confidence must be sky-high. Would he walk into that Forest starting XI? Even now, I don’t think he would.”
Given that, Johnson would be another signing for the Under-23s at first, with Bielsa collecting some real talent in the second string side.
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