Everton keen on ten-goal versatile forward valued at £40m

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United and Everton are closely monitoring Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson ahead of the upcoming transfer window, relays the IF. The versatile forward played a significant role in ensuring Nottingham Forest’s safety in the top flight this season, contributing ten goals and three assists in 44 matches across all competitions.

While Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper would undoubtedly prefer to retain the Welshman at the City Ground for the upcoming season, Johnson has caught the attention of clubs following his breakthrough performance in the Premier League. Valued at £40m by Nottingham Forest, Johnson has now become a target for both Everton and West Ham.

Both Everton and West Ham struggled with a lack of goals from their forwards in the Premier League this season. Everton, after narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day, will aim to strengthen their squad with the right players during the summer to improve their upcoming campaign. Similarly, West Ham had a forgettable season and experienced difficulties in finding the back of the net, which they believe Johnson could help address.

In addition to their interest, West Ham may have the advantage of offering Johnson the opportunity to compete in the Europa League if they emerge victorious in the Europa Conference League final on Wednesday night.

Whether either of these English clubs will successfully entice Johnson away from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window remains to be seen.