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Tottenham set to sign Brentford forward Brennan Johnson

Tottenham set to sign Brentford forward Brennan Johnson

Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement with Brentford to sign English forward Brennan Johnson.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says Tottenham will pay an initial fee in excess of £40 million to secure the youngster’s services.

Spurs will also pay additional fees in performance-related add-ons which will take the total agreement toward the £45m mark.

Johnson is reportedly on his way to Tottenham’s training ground to undergo medical examinations before pledging his long-term future to the club.

Tottenham wanted to add a forward player to their squad, and they are looking to get a deal over the line for a player who ticks all the boxes.

Johnson was one of the most wanted youngsters in the Premier League this summer, with Chelsea and Brentford also interested in landing his signature.

The Blues pulled out of the race to complete a deal for Manchester City youngster Cole Palmer, while Brentford had three bids rejected for Johnson.

Their last proposal was worth £40m, but it was not enough to satisfy Forest, who were reportedly holding out for a fee closer to £50m for their homegrown star.

The Bees subsequently withdrew their interest in the English youngster when reports emerged that he favoured a move to Tottenham.

Johnson’s preference to join Tottenham could have played a part in negotiations with Forest, ultimately lowering their demands for their academy graduate.

He will begin the next phase of his career with Spurs, who have already shown signs of a rejuvenated side under Ange Postecoglou’s leadership this season.

Aside from being knocked out of the League Cup by Fulham via a penalty shoot-out, Spurs have been impressive in the Premier League, picking up seven points from their opening three games.

They will hope to pick up where they left off when they travel to newly promoted Burnley on Saturday, although the fixture could come too early for Johnson if his transfer goes through.

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