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Brennan Johnson to Leeds United: Is it a good potential move? Would he start? What does he offer?

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Leeds United will be looking to maintain their Premier League status for another year by delivering the goods in their five remaining fixtures.

Although they are currently five points clear of Everton who occupy 18th place in the standings, the Whites still have work to do in order to avoid relegation next month.

Ahead of what will be his first full season in charge of the club, Jesse Marsch will unquestionably be keen to add some fresh faces to his squad during the summer transfer window.

One of the individuals who has recently been linked with a move to Elland Road is Brennan Johnson.

According to the Daily Mail, the Nottingham Forest winger has emerged as a target for Leeds who will look to secure his services if they stay in the Premier League and Steve Cooper’s side miss out on promotion from the Championship.

Here, we have decided to take a look at whether this is a good potential move, assess the chances of Johnson starting for Leeds and reveal what he has to offer as a player…

Is it a good potential move?

This could turn out to be a superb bit of business by Leeds if they are able to secure the services of Johnson in the upcoming window.

The Wales international has been a stand-out performer in the Championship this season as he has managed to score 15 goals and provide nine assists for his team-mates in 43 appearances.

Having illustrated that he is more than capable of setting this division alight, the 20-year-old may already be ready to play week-in, week-out at the highest level.

Under the guidance of the right manager, there is every chance that Johnson will become a classy operator in the Premier League and thus Leeds shouldn’t hesitate to make a move this summer.

Would he start?

When you consider that Johnson has featured predominantly on the right-hand side of the pitch this season, he will face stiff competition for a starting role from Raphinha if the Brazilian stays at Leeds.

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Also capable of playing as a striker and as a left-winger, Johnson may find it easier to displace Daniel James from the club’s starting eleven if he immediately adapts to life at the club.

James has struggled at times with his consistency this season as he has only managed to find the back of the net on four occasions in the top-flight.

What does he have to offer?

Johnson has demonstrated during the 2021/22 campaign that he is capable of being a deadly finisher in the second-tier as he has scored some fantastic goals for Forest.

The winger’s positioning has also improved considerably since Cooper was handed over the reins at the City Ground.

Johnson’s willingness to take the game to his opponents has resulted in him completing 1.2 dribbles per match whilst he has also provided 1.3 key passes for his team-mates per fixture in the Championship (as per WhoScored).


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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