Unlikely Brennan Johnson (Forest winger)

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Might ruffle some feathers by saying this but signing Johnson is more exciting to me than signing Eriksen. Not to say Eriksen isn't a massive statement, just feels much less likely than this one.
 

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In all fairness, Johnson ticks the eye test pretty well so they can't question anything!

Looking back on that whole season, it was ridiculous that Forest fans hated us so much for questioning the underlying numbers on their team, when they ended up finishing 7th ultimately because they couldn't sustain those numbers. It really wasn't personal though...
 

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Difficult to tell on here JOS. But sorry for questioning your language skills.
BTW just loved Big John O’Mara in his day. One of my top three favourite Bees players!
No problem and not offended, people think a lot worse of me.😂 Likewise regarding John O’Mara, always exciting when he was on the pitch (and not suspended).
 

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If forest want £18m and we don’t want to pay that much move on and enquire again in the summer. Sounds as though both clubs are frustrated, if it was one of our players and we wanted say £20m and a club offered 12 then 14 then 16 we’d be saying pay 20 or go away
 

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We're talking about a 16-18 million transfer. No chance of a future sell on clause surely?
Given Villa have asked for £100M for McGinn and Man U are reported to be prepared to pay over half for him I’d say strong chance there will be a sell on as still profit on £15M if he’s as good as the other youngsters we’ve developed
 

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Will be very happy if we get this deal over the line. Wouldn’t be overly surprised if we loan him back to Forest for the season though, especially if we bring in Eriksen as well.
A very good prospect for the future, and a sign that maybe from PL season 2 we will be looking at going 3-4-3
 

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Will be very happy if we get this deal over the line. Wouldn’t be overly surprised if we loan him back to Forest for the season though, especially if we bring in Eriksen as well.
A very good prospect for the future, and a sign that maybe from PL season 2 we will be looking at going 3-4-3
I’d be gobsmacked if we signed someone with pace for 15m and then loaned him back!!!
 
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Will be very happy if we get this deal over the line. Wouldn’t be overly surprised if we loan him back to Forest for the season though, especially if we bring in Eriksen as well.
A very good prospect for the future, and a sign that maybe from PL season 2 we will be looking at going 3-4-3
We won’t break our transfer record to loan him back
 

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Will be very happy if we get this deal over the line. Wouldn’t be overly surprised if we loan him back to Forest for the season though, especially if we bring in Eriksen as well.
A very good prospect for the future, and a sign that maybe from PL season 2 we will be looking at going 3-4-3
Do me a favour 🤪🤪🤪🤪
 

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NF are still selecting him & taking the injury risk , let’s see if this continues at the weekend , which should indicate how serious they are .
 

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NF are still selecting him & taking the injury risk , let’s see if this continues at the weekend , which should indicate how serious they are .
Also kudos to him for playing. I know this should be expected but there would be a lot of players who would be pushing for the move knowing a Premier league team are in for him. He’s just getting on with it. We’ve all heard before a manger say an offer has come in and their head isn’t in the right place
 

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Looks like we really want him. Our interest has been over a year now.
We will probably pay 4 million more than we wanted to but if the people at the top think it's good..then it's good with me.
This is an exciting signing.
What a great time to be a bee.
 

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£18m and loan him back ?
Sorry to be crude but I wouldn’t piss on Nottingham Forest if they were on fire after the way they have belittled us and put us down over the last several seasons
Forest fans on social media rather prickly at the suggestion this would be a clear step up for Brennan, given the decent and increasing chance of us swapping leagues in the summer.

....Spot the errors in that sentence.
They could stick a mortgage payment or two on this double and buy the boy back in the summer!
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Whether the price is fair or not they’re clearly not going to budge. Either pay the 18 million or move on to someone else.
 

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£18m seems way to much to me unless it’s with huge add ons like staying up etc
Well you would hope a compromise can be reached or guess we may walk away from
This one? Hope it goes through for the record as we really need a couple of quality additions to boost the group for sure.
 

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I think The way the market is nowadays ,18 mil for an English wonder kid is probably cheap. I think we’ll cough the money up,I think he’s just the player we need right now ,and we’ll be able to be fit and ready straight away as opposed to Eriksen who could be 2/3 months away realistically
 
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Well you would hope a compromise can be reached or guess we may walk away from
This one? Hope it goes through for the record as we really need a couple of quality additions to boost the group for sure.
Given this only went up to strong rumour after the news we were 3 million short yesterday I’d be surprised if we weren’t going back in. Whether or not that’s the right decision is another discussion.
 
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It's early days, don't panic. You obviously don't play poker....
Everyone said that last window and guess what? Took us until the day before deadline day to realise they weren’t going to budge and ended up with nothing.
 
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You know how we operate, why is that a problem.
Because it’s clear in this case it won’t work. The closer we get to the end of the window the less time they have to replace him. If we think he’s worth it pay it, if not let’s go for someone else.
 

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Everyone said that last window and guess what? Took us until the day before deadline day to realise they weren’t going to budge and ended up with nothing.
We’re known throughout the game as being more the reasonable negotiators and good to deal with when it comes to both buying and selling.

If they’re not budging then that’s down to them but if we have our pants pulled down it sets a precedent. I’d rather Phil & Co stuck to the strategy that served us so well and we get him, great, if not, we either move on or try again in the summer.
 

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You may well be right, but I believe they are already looking at replacements. One guy from Blackpool who shall remain nameless and 1 or 2 others. Also as you will know we have several irons in the fire atm, so as I said don't panic. Don't understand why we should deviate from a tried and trusted process that has served us well over the last 10 years or so.
 
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We’re known throughout the game as being more the reasonable negotiators and good to deal with when it comes to both buying and selling.

If they’re not budging then that’s down to them but if we have our pants pulled down it sets a precedent. I’d rather Phil & Co stuck to the strategy that served us so well and we get him, great, if not, we either move on or try again in the summer.
That’s what I’m saying. They won’t budge, so if we think it’s too much let’s move on and go for someone else.
 

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While £18mill seems high, it is only £3mill more than £15mill.


Just helping everyone with maths there. You're welcome.
And £20m is only £2m more than £18m.

There has to be an upper limit at which we walk away. We don’t know what that is. I suspect that as the public reports have moved in the last few days from the bare figure to discussing the detail of the split between up unconditional transfer fee and add ons and sell on %s both clubs are probably quite close on the overall total and now are wrangling over structuring. That might end up with a higher stated fee but a payment schedule that puts the initial instalment lower (eg “you can have £18m total with a £6m initial payment and lower add ons or you can have £15m with £9m today and higher add ons”).
 

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And £20m is only £2m more than £18m.

There has to be an upper limit at which we walk away. We don’t know what that is. I suspect that as the public reports have moved in the last few days from the bare figure to discussing the detail of the split between up unconditional transfer fee and add ons and sell on %s both clubs are probably quite close on the overall total and now are wrangling over structuring. That might end up with a higher stated fee but a payment schedule that puts the initial instalment lower (eg “you can have £18m total with a £6m initial payment and lower add ons or you can have £15m with £9m today and higher add ons”).
sorry I only know up to 18
 
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