Leeds United may have to temporarily postpone their pursuit of Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson after the latest update from a Sky Sports commentator.
Los Blancos reportedly pursue Johnson towards the end of this January transfer window [The Atheltic] with the 20-year-old highly sought after by Premier League clubs.
Forestry manager Steve Cooper is certain, however, that he will still have Johnson on his team when the deadline strikes on January 31.
Sky Sports commentator Gary Weaver has revealed a conversation he had with Cooper ahead of the Reds’ Championship game against Cardiff City on Sunday (30 January, 4.30pm) where he confirmed the club’s stance on the matter.
“Since this morning when I spoke to him (Cooper), he was adamant that Brennan Johnson wasn’t going anywhere until the window closed tomorrow,” Weaver said.
And while it may be disappointing to know that the deal won’t happen in the next 24 hours, the door isn’t completely closed forever.
From what Cooper said, according to Weaver anyway, the possibility of a summer move for Johnson could well and truly be open to anyone willing to spend their money.
It would be worth it too given former Forest and Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane called the 20-year-old ‘really talented’ after Forest knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup earlier this this month. [Nottingham Post].
Johnson would be a very Marcelo Bielsa signing as he fits the mold of being a very fast, energetic and hardworking winger, similar to Jack Harrison.
He can also come with a fraction of the price if Forest fail to secure promotion from the Championship this season with their future almost certainly in the Premier League.
In other Leeds United news, a late move for this Chelsea striker is on the cards.