West Ham may have our work cut-out if we are to sign Nottingham Forest ace Brennan Johnson in the summer transfer window.

According to the Evening Standard, the 20-year-old is currently in talks with Forest about potentially signing a new contract.

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And there are a handful of clubs chasing his services as well as West Ham including the likes of Brentford and Crystal Palace (Evening Standard).

Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly wanted to bring Johnson to the London Stadium from the City Ground back in January (The Daily Mail).

West Ham may have our work cut-out if we are to sign Brennan Johnson in the summer
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The 20-year-old play-maker has made a huge impression at Forest and he put in a truly brilliant perforce against Leicester City in the FA Cup earlier this month.

We think he’d be a great addition for the Hammers but there might be a problem…

West Ham have work cut-out to sign Brennan Johnson in the summer

According to the Evening Standard, Nottingham Forest are trying to tie the youngster down to a new contract.

And aside from that, Premier League duo Brentford and Crystal Palace are chasing his signature as well.

West Ham should be going all out for Johnson, he really is a special young talent.

He is a number 10 by trade but he can also play on either wing. He was recently described as an exceptional talent by former Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton (FLW).

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The young ace has been in superb form for Forest so far this season with 10 goals and five assists to his name in just 33 games (Transfermarkt).

Johnson has played such a key role for the East Midlands outfit this season and he seems to have all of the attributes needed to make it at the very highest level.

The Daily Mail reckon that he could be available for around £14 million. If he does sign a new deal with Forest though, he will cost a lot more than that.

As mentioned earlier though, Johnson is a truly elite young player.

And even if it takes closer to £20 million, Moyes must not hesitate to bring him to the London Stadium, if the board back him sufficiently of course.

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