Brennan Johnson Tottenham transfer update as Ange Postecoglou makes 'perfect' decision


Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou has made Brennan Johnson his top transfer target as the summer window nears its conclusion.

Ahead of transfer deadline day on September 1, Spurs head coach Postecoglou will move for Nottingham Forest attacker Johnson amid interest in the player from Chelsea. Johnson, who has started every one of Forest's Premier League games this season, is reportedly valued at around £50 million by Steve Cooper's side.

Johnson scored ten goals and registered three assists last season after helping Forest return to the Premier League the year before. Because of his homegrown status and three years left on his contract at the City Ground, the 22-year-old 20-cap Wales international will cost a considerable sum for any team that wants to sign him.'s Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold wrote on Twitter: "Understand Ange Postecoglou has made Brennan Johnson his number one attacking target for these final days of the window. "Feels he's the perfect fit for his Spurs system and versatile.

"Talks have taken place, tough deal to do though and it's likely to be a late one if it happens." Forest will not want to sell their star player, but they will be able to put the considerable fee to use with regards to financial fair play as, given he's an academy graduate, the money will count as pure profit.

Reds boss Cooper is in regular contact with Johnson - but not about transfer talk. "We're talking a lot at the moment, but they're normal conversations about performance and development and everything else that goes round him being at his best - or aiming to be at his best," Cooper said.

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"That's our plan and that’s what we do and if we get told at some stage that things change - not just with him, with any of the players – then we'll deal with it then. "But I can imagine there is speculation around Brennan, I don't pay attention to it myself.

"He's a really talented young player and the exciting bit is that he's got a lot more to come as well. "We love working with him as a player, we love him as a boy and, like I say, day-to-day we're really enjoying continuing to work with him and everybody else."

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