Pundit thinks 22-year-old Spurs star could be a ‘£100m player’ in a few years

Karen Carney believes that Ange Postecoglou will fancy his chances of getting the best out of Brennan Johnson and turning him into a world-class player.

Johnson showed in his debut Premier League season last term that he has all the raw materials to be a top player but the versatile attacker remains a raw talent rather than the finished product.

That is perhaps why some have raised their eyebrows at the reported £47.5m that Tottenham have paid to sign him from Nottingham Forest.

Brennan Johnson
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The Telegraph reported on Friday that Johnson had been Postecoglou’s top attacking target right from the outset as the Wales international’s pace and versatility was quite appealing to the Australian.

The report added that Tottenham are of the belief that they have secured one of the best young players in the Premier League. That is a belief that Carney shares, with the former England striker opining that Johnson could be worth £100m in a few years.

Postecoglou could develop Johnson into £100m star

The Sky pundit told Premier League Productions about Tottenham’s acquisition of the forward: “I think with the manager that has come in, you’re signing young players. 

“He’s pacy and he has the experience and he can score a goal. He’s the type of player the manager will think he can develop and maybe in four or five years’ time he will be a £100m player and you’ll be thinking it’s a brilliant purchase, I really like him.”

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While I expect Johnson to primarily operate on the flank this season, I suspect that Postecoglou sees the 22-year-old as someone who can eventually develop into a number nine. I am excited to see how the Wales international fits into our current set-up.

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