Brennan Johnson’s father and agent, David Johnson, has admitted he is in talks with Nottingham Forest over a new deal for the rumoured Tottenham target.
Johnson has been on fire for Forest this season, registering ten goals and five assists across all competitions so far (Transfermarkt).
The attacking midfielder’s displays have been a key reason behind why Steve Cooper’s side are battling for promotion this season.
It was reported in December that Spurs were one of the several top-flight sides to hold an interest in the 20-year-old (The Sun).
It later emerged that Forest had slapped a £20m price tag on the youngster’s head in January, which put off interested clubs from pursuing the player (Sky Sports).
The Sun claimed last week that Johnson would leave the City Ground in the summer if Forest fail to win promotion to the Premier League.
The report suggested that the midfielder would be available for a fee in the region of £14m in the summer.
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However, in what comes as a potential blow to Tottenham’s pursuit of the youngster, Johnson’s father has now confirmed that his son could put pen to paper on a deal with the Championship club before the end of the season.
He said on the Garibaldi Red podcast: “We knew Brennan was always going to stay through the January window. I spoke to the owner and had a very good chat.
“He told me how he sees the club and its future. We said great, we’ll carry on talks. There are 15 games to go so let’s sit down and try to get something sorted by the end of the season.”
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Spurs are likely to be in the market for a number eight in the summer, with Ndombele and Lo Celso not appearing to have a future under Conte.
However, one would think that the Spurs boss would prefer an experienced player like Kessie, who would instantly improve out starting eleven, over taking a punt on a talent like Johnson.