West Ham have scouts monitoring Nottingham Forest attacker Brennan Johnson.
The 20-year-old has set the Championship on fire recently as Steve Cooper’s side have climbed up the table making a late promotion push and they have knocked out two Premier League sides in the FA Cup.
Johnson is capable of playing as a striker, second striker and on either flank.
West Ham are scouting Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson ahead of a possible summer move.
Hammers boss David Moyes often looks at the Championship to find gems, see Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma, and Johnson could be next in line to follow in their foot steps.
His age, good attitude, versatility, pace and hard-work make him meet the requirements of the type of players Moyes wants at West Ham.
Johnson has netted 12 goals in all competitions for Forest and his potential Premier League standard quality shone through as they beat Arsenal and Leicester (Johnson scored in the game) as well as coming close to defeating Liverpool in the FA Cup.
The youngster also has seven caps for Wales and is set to be one of Wales’ most important players as they look to qualify for the 2022 World Cup this month.
According to various reports, it could take an £18 million bid to buy Johnson.
West Ham would face plenty of competition to bring him in with the likes of Newcastle, Tottenham and Brentford all keen.
Roy Keane recently praised him saying he’s a “natural on the ball” while Wales manager Robert Page said he is “almost the finished article.”
West Ham do have options in attack but Europa League hero Andriy Yarmolenko‘s contract expires at the end of the season with his future unknown and of course, the Irons need a new striker. The City Ground favourite can cover both of those positions.
There is also speculation West Ham want Nottingham Forest centre-back and captain Joe Worrall.