By Daniel Feliciano

23rd Feb, 2022 | 7:10am

Brennan Johnson set to reject Leeds and stay at Nottingham Forest - report

Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson is set to reject a Premier League move to Leeds and sign a new deal with the Championship club, according to The Mirror.

Johnson has been in fantastic form for Forest this season, shining in their FA Cup run and scoring nine goals with six assists in the Championship so far this season after being monitored by David Beckham.

Forest rejected bids during the January transfer window from Brentford to keep hold of the 20-year-old and it’s now being reported that Johnson is set to stay at the City Ground.

Despite interest from Leeds, Burnley, Brentford, Everton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, it’s believed that Forest are upping their efforts to tie him to a new deal after talks with his dad went well.

“I spoke to the owner last week and had a very good chat with him. He came across really well,” he said.

”He told me how he sees the club and its future. We said great, we’ll carry on talks. There’s 15 games to go so let’s sit down and try to get something sorted by the end of the season. We’re in no rush.

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Leeds are a club that are always looking to sign young, hungry players for their first-team to help develop them and then sell them on for a big profit.

The Whites were strongly linked with a move for Brenden Aaronson during January and he’s another player that fits that mould.

Johnson is a direct winger with bundles of energy and a good end product in his game already, but at only 20-years-old there is plenty of room for development and he has time on his side.

If Marcelo Bielsa’s side can keep themselves in the Premier League for next season, then bringing Johnson in could be a fantastic option especially as the future of Raphinha remains up in the air.

But it will either take a big offer to tempt Forest or they’ll have to wait a while to bring him in with the two parties looking likely to come to an agreement to extend his stay.

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