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Report: Offers made for £10m-rated ace compared to Harvey Barnes, Leeds and Brentford linked

Leeds United, Brentford and Leicester have been linked with Brennan Johnson in recent days.

The Athletic reported a few days ago that Thomas Frank’s Bees, Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites and Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes were keen on Johnson.

And according to The Independent, offers have now been made for the talented Wales international.

However, the outlet doesn’t specify which teams have apparently made bids.

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The Athletic claimed back in April that the Nottingham Forest ace had a £10million price tag.

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Close to 30 goal contributions last term

Johnson is one of the most highly rated talents to come through at Nottingham Forest in recent years.

The 20-year-old made his debut in the 2019-20 season, playing a handful of games in the Championship.

Johnson was on loan at Lincoln City for the whole of 2020-21 and helped them reach the League One playoff final.

He registered 13 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, mainly featuring on the flanks but also as a No. 10.

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“Real maturity”

In February, the Daily Mail’s Secret Scout spoke about Johnson as he shone on loan with the Imps.

“This boyish-looking forward caught my eye with his determined running at defenders in possession of the ball,” they wrote.

“Right-footed, he has moved around the front and is comfortable wherever he receives the ball.

“His work rate is not in doubt. He reminds me a little of Leicester’s Harvey Barnes when I saw him on loan at MK Dons a few seasons ago.

“I like the way he takes the ball easily in his stride with clean control.

“For a young player the confidence to put his foot on the ball before accelerating away with a short burst shows real maturity.”

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