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Everton and West Ham are keen on Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson – who is valued at £40m by Steve Cooper’s side following an impressive scoring season
- Everton are keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson
- West Ham are also considering making an approach for the Englishman
- Forest value Johnson at £40million after an impressive year at the City Ground
Everton and West Ham could be braced to battle it out in the boardroom in an attempt to beat each other in the race to land Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson in the upcoming transfer window.
Johnson is valued at £40million by Forest after his efforts helped keep Steve Cooper’s side in the Premier League.
Everton are keen to reinforce their squad during Sean Dyche’s first summer in charge and have identified Johnson as a potential new addition.
Meanwhile, West Ham want to lure the 22-year-old English talent to the London Stadium in the off-season following an impressive debut campaign in the top-flight.
Johnson made 44 appearances in all competitions for Forest last season, scoring eight Premier League and two Carabao Cup goals.
West Ham and Everton are keen on securing a deal for Nottingham Forest winger Brennan Johnson
Johnson (middle) was Forest’s second-highest goalscorer during the club’s first year back in the Premier League
The attacker rose up through Forest’s academy ranks before breaking into the first-team and making his senior debut in the Championship four years ago.
He showcased his talents to travelling Everton supporters by scoring twice against the Toffees in a 2-2 draw at the City Ground in March.
His goals across all competitions saw Johnson finish the season as Forest’s second-highest top scorer behind Taiwo Awoniyi.
Meanwhile, West Ham’s transfer purse could be further strengthened if they win Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina.