By Mark Smith

27th Apr, 2022 | 7:10am

Leeds United to make money available with Premier League safety, Brennan Johnson big target - report

Leeds United have already identified Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson as a “prominent” summer target.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who have reported that Jesse Marsch will have money to spend from the 49ers and Andrea Radrizzani if he secures Premier League safety.

It is shared that Brentford and Newcastle are also in the race, although Forest could still keep the Welshman if they earn promotion themselves.

Johnson is yet to sign a new contract at the City Ground, and he is quickly entering the final year of that.

Despite that, the Welsh international is still valued at up to £20million ahead of the promotion push over the next month.

Steve Cooper will no doubt be desperate to keep Johnson around, and promotion will surely help him secure his future.

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Work to do.

It is easy to get carried away with the thought of who we could sign over the summer, but we need to sort out the here and now.

With five points the gap currently separating us and the relegation zone, we will most likely need a couple more positive results in our final five games.

Johnson has been lighting up the Championship this season and has made his breakthrough into the Welsh side with Dan James.

It looks as though this one will all depend on if Nottingham Forest secure promotion, and if they don’t, the race is definitely on.

Newcastle will have money to spend in the summer, of course, but it looks as though the 49ers and Radz will want to compete with a war chest of their own.

Johnson is definitely worth £20million but could going into the final year of his deal and failure to earn promotion bring that down?

We hope so – this is one to watch.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani has broken his silence on Twitter sharing when he will leave the club