Gareth Bale has said that the sky is the limit for Brennan Johnson following his big-money move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Johnson linked up with his new teammates at Hotspur Way for the first time this week following his £47.5m switch from Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day.

It has been widely reported that he is a player that Ange Postecoglou was especially keen on adding to his squad, with The Telegraph even suggesting two weeks ago that Spurs believe that they have secured one of the best young talents across the Premier League.

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Gareth Bale has high hopes for Brennan Johnson

There has been a lot said and written about which position Johnson would play in N17, with the 22-year-old being capable of operating across the front three or as an attacking midfielder.

Some in Wales see the former Forest star as the man who can eventually fill Bale’s shoes for the Dragons, and the Spurs legend is excited to see how the youngster will develop with the Lilywhites.

When asked about Johnson, the former Tottenham man told The Evening Standard: “He’s doing well, he’s doing well. I think the more he plays now in the top flight, the better he’ll get.

“As you said, the sky is the limit. I think as long as he’s playing football and improving, it’s good for Tottenham and it’s good for Wales also.”

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While one can understand the comparisons with Bale, given the Spurs and Wales connection, that is only likely to put more pressure on the 22-year-old’s shoulders.

However, in fairness, I think most of those comparisons are coming from the media rather than from Spurs fans, who, for the most part, acknowledge that Johnson is a very different sort of player from Bale and expect him to write his own story at the club.

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