Nottingham Forest are handed a major boost with £14m-rated striker Brennan Johnson ready to sign a long-term deal at the club ahead of Premier League return… and Steve Cooper is also keen to recruit Man City’s Issa Kabore
- Brennan Johnson is preparing to sign a new long-term deal at Nottingham Forest
- The youngster has attracted plenty of interest since winning Forest promotion
- Johnson contributed 19 goals and nine assists in all competitions last campaign
- The Reds have also enquired about Manchester City defender Issa Kabore
- He has returned to the Etihad after a season-long loan at Ligue 1 club Troyes
- Dean Henderson is expected to complete his loan move in the coming days
Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson is set to sign a new long-term deal at the City Ground, as the newly-promoted outfit prepares for their first Premier League campaign since 1998-199.
The 21-year-old, who is valued at around £14million, bagged 19 goals and nine assists in all competitions during Forest’s Championship play-off-winning campaign last season.
With only one year left on his current deal, Johnson was reportedly riveting the gaze of several top flight suitors ahead of the summer transfer window, including Premier League survivors Leeds, Brentford and Everton.
Brennan Johnson scored 19 goals in all competitions last season and is set to sign a new deal
The Reds are now set to pen a fresh long-term deal with the youngster, having already batted away four bids from Brentford in January.
Meanwhile, Forest have also asked about Manchester City defender Issa Kabore, who spent the previous campaign on loan at French side Troyes.
The 21-year-old right-back notched 31 appearances as Troyes evaded the Ligue 1 drop zone last campaign and has since returned to the Etihad to team up with his parent club.
Johnson (right) and Djed Spence (left) have attracted lots of interest since winning promotion
Nottingham Forest have also enquired about the availability of Man City defender Issa Kabore
Despite joining Pep Guardiola’s ranks for £4million in 2020, Kabore has yet to play a single minute in a City shirt.
Forest’s ambitious pursuit of Manchester United goalkeeper and England international Dean Henderson is nearing the finish line, with the 25-year-old set to complete his medical before the end of this week.
Henderson, who is on the verge of signing a season-long loan, is desperate for first-team football as he bids to win back his spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
England international Dean Henderson is set to join Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan