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Wales ace has already seen change in Brennan Johnson after Spurs move


Nottingham Forest defender Neco Willliams has praised Brennan Johnson after securing his move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Neco Williams thinks that new Tottenham Hotspur signing Brennan Johnson looks very confident after leaving Nottingham Forest.

Williams has been speaking to The Sunday Mirror (10/09, p74) after seeing Johnson leave Forest for Tottenham.

Spurs just about managed to beat the summer deadline to sign Johnson in a deal worth around £47.5million.

Johnson and Williams have been close friends having played together for Forest and Wales with the right back now offering his reaction to the move.


Williams has noted that, even though Johnson has left Forest, he has been out celebrating the Tottenham move.

Williams added that Johnson looks like his confidence has ‘gone to the next level’ having signed for Spurs and is backing him to keep progressing in North London.


“We went to London with a few of the Welsh lads and celebrated with a little drink and some nice food,” said Williams. “It was a good meet-up as well as a chance to stay congratulations to Brennan on his move. I am sure he’s excited. Hopefully, he can now kick on with Spurs. You can see that his confidence has gone to the next level.”

“I’ve known him for quite a long time now as my first camp with Wales was with the Under-16’s. Since I’ve known Brennan from 16 he’s always stepped up and hopefully he can keep progressing and reach the highest levels,” he added.

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Brennan Johnson brings blazing speed to Tottenham Hotspur

The price seems high for Johnson, who scored eight Premier League goals last season but still has plenty of developing to do moving forward.

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou wanted to add real pace to his attack though and believes Johnson is the player for him.

Johnson has been praised for having ‘electric pace’ by his former Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton and has terrorised defenders with his speed in behind.

In fact, the 22-year-old was clocked as the Premier League’s second-fastest player last season, ahead of Mykhailo Mudryk and only behind Kyle Walker.

Spurs will be looking to use that speed across the front line this season with Johnson no doubt seen as a major weapon for Postecoglou.

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When will Johnson and Williams lock horns?

Johnson has a few months to wait before facing Forest and locking horns with international teammate Williams.

Tottenham head to the City Ground on the 16th of December, giving Johnson a chance to return to Forest.

Williams and co will then travel to North London on the 6th of April with the two sides meeting in Johnson’s new back yard.

Williams will certainly know what to expect when playing against Johnson, but whether he can stop him is another matter entirely.

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