Nottingham Forest are claimed to be “open to selling” Brennan Johnson if they are offered a fee “in the region of £50million” amid links with a move to Aston Villa.
The Villans have previously been linked with a £40million swoop for the 22-year-old who impressed in helping Nottingham Forest secure their top-flight status for another campaign. Johnson scored eight Premier League goals in the 2022/23 season.
Previous reports claimed that Brentford had made a £30m bid for him. However, that report also claimed that Forest are unlikely to accept the figure offered by the Bees which may possibly explain why the fee Villa have been linked with is much higher.
And MailOnline now claim that it will take an offer at around £50m for Forest to consider selling Johnson. It is also claimed that the Reds “are open to selling” in order to ensure they stay within spending rules.
Forest boss Steve Cooper has previously hailed the impact of Johnson on his team last season when they were battling relegation.
“Just imagine where we’d be without him. I love working with Brennan, I see how hungry he is to do well,” he told reporters. “I know how important the club is to him and his family.
“I love seeing a young player wanting to learn and get better and not just doing the stuff on the training pitch and matchday but the stuff around it as well – the holistic approach to being an elite athlete.
“I love working with all the lads but I really, really enjoy working with Brennan. He absolutely loves the club and he’s got a talent we need to nurture because it’s really helpful to us.”