After the closure of the January transfer window, Leeds United are still showing an interest in signing Nottingham Forest midfielder Brennan Johnson, according to sources at the Championship club.
The Lowdown: Johnson impressing for Forest
The 20-year-old has emerged as arguably one of the best young players in the Championship, catching the eye with his performances for Forest.
Johnson has scored seven goals and registered six assists in 29 league appearances this season, even being hailed by David Beckham, who lauded his ‘great performance’ in the FA Cup win over Arsenal last month.
A fresh update regarding the youngster’s future has now emerged – one in which Leeds get a key mention.
The Latest: Leeds eyeing up move
According to Forest sources at Football Insider, the Reds are ‘preparing’ contract talks with Johnson in order to tie him down to a new deal, following recent interest from Brentford.
It is also stated that he is being ‘closely monitored’ by Leeds and other Premier League clubs, however, with a summer exit potentially on the cards.
The Verdict: Solid squad addition
Johnson is a hugely exciting prospect so it is only natural that the Whites are eyeing him up and he could be a great signing if a deal materialised.
The Welshman is someone who would come in as a squad player to begin with but hopefully mature into a key man, bringing more guile to the midfield. He averages 1.2 key passes and dribbles apiece in the league this season.
In other news, a positive update has emerged regarding one Leeds hero. Find out who it is here.
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