Premier League clubs including Newcastle, Leeds and Crystal Palace will miss out on promising Nottingham Forest youngster Brennan Johnson, who is being mentored by David Beckham
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Beckham has great interest in the Wales youngster and has sent him several messages of support in Instagram – when he scored his first goal, on loan at Lincoln and after his performances at Forest’s FA Cup win Arsenal.
Speedy 20-year-old Johnson has scored nine goals in 31 games for Forest this season, as Steve Cooper’s side push themselves into the race for promotion tickets.
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Johnson is out of contract at the end of next season and has so far stalled on putting pen to paper on a new contract.
Dad David revealed that he met with Forest owner Evangelios Marinakis to try to resolve the issues last week – and said: “I spoke to the owner last week and had a very good chat with him. he. He went through very well.
“He told me how he sees the club and its future. We said great, we will continue the negotiations. There are 15 games left so let’s sit down and try to sort something out at the end of the season. We are in no hurry.
“We know Brennan will always stay through the January window.”
Forest boss Cooper praised Johnson’s maturity and was not surprised Premier League the club was looking for him.
He said earlier this month: “What you see every day is a young player who is never late – someone who comes on the pitch with the right attitude and works hard in training.
“He wants to do more and see how he can improve his game. He is a local boy and takes great pride in playing for the club.
“He comes from a lovely family and dear home. I never worry about him leaving because I see him every day.
“It’s a good thing he gets interest. It shows he’s doing something right. We enjoyed working with him.
“I saw things that no one else saw – how hard he worked. Sometimes you have to be careful what you say about young players. You don’t want them to be swept away.
“Sometimes they want the limelight, but Brennan is the opposite. He stays out of it.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/david-beckham-mentor-man-utd-26288499 Brennan Johnson is set to skip a Premier League transfer after being mentored by David Beckham