By Sam Stone

2nd Jul, 2022 | 9:10am

View: Brennan Johnson four-year deal the best business Nottingham Forest will do this summer

Nottingham Forest have tied 21-year-old winger Brennan Johnson down to a new long-term contract in what will be the best business the club do this summer.

The Welsh international has been subject to plenty of transfer speculation in recent months after managing 16 goals and nine assists in the 2021/22 Championship season.

The Independent reported on 25 April that Premier League side Brentford had offered personal terms to the winger in a hope of landing the Nottingham Forest man.

However, Forest confirmed on Friday 1 July, that the winger has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal to keep him at the club until the summer of 2026.

It was crucial that Steve Cooper got his star man tied down to a new long-term deal and it could well prove to be the best business he does this summer.

The Premier League newbies couldnโ€™t afford to lose Johnson in what promises to be a tough upcoming season, where survival will be the priority at the City Ground.

Furthermore, Johnsonโ€™s value will be maintained, meaning that if he continues his excellent upward trajectory of recent years, then the club could make a big profit on the youngster going forward.

It is also a great decision by Johnson to commit his future to the club and ensure that he is playing regular Premier League football.

If he had moved to another club, there wouldโ€™ve been every chance his minutes would have been reduced significantly.

At 21, it is crucial that the youngster continues to play frequently to aid his development.

Furthermore, Johnson will want to be featuring regularly to give himself the best chance of playing for Wales in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

In other Nottingham Forest news, the club admit defeat in their pursuit of a permanent deal for Spence.