Journalist Beren Cross has recently talked about Leeds United’s links with a move for Championship youngster Brennan Johnson.
Leeds have been linked with a move for Johnson recently, with reports claiming that the Nottingham Forest man is someone that the Whites are keen on. It also has been reported that the youngster is about to sign a new long-term deal with Forest amid top-flight interest.
Should Leeds sign Johnson?
Cross appeared in a live video on the Leeds United Live Facebook page and one topic of discussion was Johnson and Leeds’ interest in him. The journalist stated that it isn’t something he’s heard about so far and if Johnson did join, he’d play for the Under-23s.
He said: “If he’s been at Lincoln on loan, he’s at Forest now, you suppose he’s a big prospect. If he was to come in, it would be for the 23s, wouldn’t it? But no, it’s not one that I’ve seen any substance with.”
TIF Thoughts on Johnson to Leeds…
The 20-year-old Welshman had spent the previous season on loan at Lincoln City and he’s a product of the Nottingham Forest youth academy. He was a regular for the Imps last season, contributing to goals often, scoring 11 in their run to the League One play-off final.
He’s clearly a talented youngster and he’s shown that he can play in a variety of positions as well. Since he already has first-team experience, he could become one of the better academy players at Leeds if he did join the club, so signing him may be a good option – though talk of a potential switch doesn’t seem to have much weight behind it at present.