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Everton warned off Forest's Johnson

| Friday, 24 March 2017  13 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have reportedly been issued a "hands-off" warning by Nottingham Forest with regard to their interest in teenage starlet Brennan Johnson.

The Blues are said to be very keen on the 15-year-old midfielder, the son of former Forest striker David Johnson, but the Midlands club desperately want to keep him and the Mail suggest that the issue could go to an independent tribunal.

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Dan Egerton
1 Posted 24/03/2017 at 08:16:58
Hope we get him.
Oscar Huglin
2 Posted 24/03/2017 at 11:08:24
Anyone know anything about this kid? Considering our dearth of midfield options, we seem very keen on him.
Matthew Williams
3 Posted 24/03/2017 at 13:13:02
Didn't Forest pull this shit with the lad who went to Newcastle?
Paul Black
4 Posted 24/03/2017 at 13:54:07
Hi Oscar, yes. I live about 100 m from the City Ground stadium and every Forest fan friend of mine rates this kid very highly – unlike the owner, who has been described in many different and colourful ways, none of them flattering. His dad used to play for Forest not so long ago so to Forest fans he's seen as a homegrown Ross Barkley type. I'm pretty sure not only would he be a canny investment but, with the current climate around the club, he would probably be very much open to the idea – especially if his dad thinks it would be a good move for his son.

I think the owner is Fawah (or something like that) and is trying to sell the club; however, instead of freezing everything so any potential new owner would be clear on what they'd get for their money, he just seems intent on getting rid of as many 'assets' as soon as possible which makes us at bare minimum a much more grounded option and from what I've heard, I'm convinced he could be an excellent new addition.

I'll be in the pub tonight so let me know if there's anything else you want to know...

Paul Ferry
5 Posted 24/03/2017 at 14:04:03
He's 15, Oscar, not likely to get a first team game any time soon.
Paul Black
6 Posted 24/03/2017 at 14:07:46
Oh and the other thing and a bit off topic I read earlier today Oscar, apparently if it's true, it's only EPL clubs who can sign under-18s (maybe under-15s) on a professional contract which as the poster mentioned makes any club outside of the EPL easy pickings.

(If this is important it's probably a good idea to check the details yourself as I've been a bit preoccupied with the stadium stuff like everyone else.)

Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 24/03/2017 at 15:54:20
Dearth? We have a surfeit of great options, and another one coming back next year. Besides, he's 15.
Oscar Huglin
8 Posted 24/03/2017 at 16:19:28
Sarcasm, Mike.
Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 24/03/2017 at 20:31:40
Didn't come over, Oscar.
Kevin Turner
10 Posted 25/03/2017 at 13:47:42
Oscar (#2), do you really mean 'dearth'? We have a plethora of options in midfield.
Terry Underwood
11 Posted 25/03/2017 at 16:54:29
Oh well, if The Mail says it should go to a tribunal, a tribunal it is...
Harry Wallace
12 Posted 26/03/2017 at 19:20:46
This youth recruitment is critical I feel for our future. Mix of kids and top talent.
Frode Martinsen
13 Posted 29/03/2017 at 20:57:18
His dad used to play accross the park. And had bad manners.

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