West Ham want to sign Nottingham Forest ace Brennan Johnson in January according to a report from The Daily Mail.
Hammers boss David Moyes is expected to be a very busy man in the January transfer window.
The Scot desperately needs to sign a top-class striker and an established central defender.
It appears as though Moyes is on the look-out for a new attacking midfielder as well. And with Said Benrahma set to miss up to 10 games for West Ham whilst he’s away with Algeria for the Africa Cup of Nations, it’s little wonder why.
The January transfer window will be a hugely important one for West Ham. And Moyes seems to have a potential new arrival in mind.
West Ham eyeing Brennan Johnson swoop
The Daily Mail reckon that the 20-year-old Nottingham Forest starlet is on the Hammers’ radar.
He is an incredibly exciting young talent. Johnson is a number 10 by trade but he can also play on either wing. He was described as an exceptional talent by former Forest boss Chris Hughton (FLW).
The young ace has been in superb form for Forest so far this season with five goals and four assists to his name in just 23 Championship games (Transfermarkt).
Johnson has played such a key role for the East Midlands outfit this season and as such, Forest will not sell him for any less than £20 million (The Daily Mail).
That seems like an awful lot of money for someone so young and so far unproven in the Premier League.
Having said that, Johnson does possess truly incredible talent and ability. It must be said that David Moyes should be prioritising the signings of a striker and a centre-back though.
If the Scot gets those two signings done and dusted and the board are willing to back him even further still, then signing Brennan Johnson would be a smart move.
The 20-year-old Forest starlet should in no way be at the top of Moyes’s wish-list in the January transfer widow though.