Son Heung-min’s one-top operation? Tottenham recruits Nottingham FW Brennan Johnson… Transfer fee of KRW 80 billion + 6-year contract 

 Tottenham Hotspur signed Welsh winger Brennan Johnson, who boasts the fastest speed in the Premier League, before the 2023 summer transfer window closes.토토사이트

Tottenham said on the club’s official website on the 2nd (Korean time), “We are pleased to announce the signing of Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest. Johnson has signed a contract with Tottenham until 2029 and will wear number 22.” announced.

Just before the 2023 summer transfer window closes, Tottenham made their last signing. The position that Tottenham succeeded in reinforcing before the transfer market deadline passed was the striker.

Tottenham sent world-class striker Harry Kane to Bayern Munich on the 13th of last month. Kane started playing for Tottenham in 2004, including during his youth days, and scored 280 goals and 64 assists in 435 first-team games, scoring the most goals in the club’s history.

Tottenham had an astronomical amount of money in their hands, amounting to 120 million pounds (approximately 202.9 billion won) for Kane’s transfer fee, but faced the task of filling the vacancy of Kane, who had been responsible for scoring the team. After the season opened, Tottenham was on an undefeated streak, recording 2 wins and 1 draw in 3 league games, including the opening game, but they could not help but feel the attack line weakened due to Kane’s departure.

Tottenham, who had been sent by Kane, placed Brazilian striker Hischarlisson at the forefront in the opening game of the 2023/24 season Premier League against Brentford, which ended in a 2-2 draw on the 13th, but Hischarlisson played 90 minutes full-time. While recording only two shots, he failed to challenge for the first goal of the season. 

In the 2-0 win against Manchester United in the second round of the league, Richarlison failed to attempt a single shot and was replaced in the 25th minute of the second half. He also performed poorly in the away game against Bournemouth in the third round of the league that ended with a 2-0 win on the 26th of last month. Due to his performance, he was substituted in the 15th minute of the second half and left the ground. On the 30th of last month, in the second round match of the League Cup against Fulham, he scored an equalizer to make the score 1-1, but the shine faded as the team lost in a penalty shootout.

In addition to Hischarlisson, there is Argentinian striker Alejo Bellis, who was recently recruited, but he was only 20 years old because he was born in 2003, and it was expected that it would be difficult to be selected as a starting player because he had just left Argentina and entered Europe.

Tottenham, who were seeking to strengthen their attack power, decided to recruit Johnson, who is not a traditional number 9 striker but is a multi-player who can play all areas of the front line and second line. Born in 2001, Welsh striker Johnson is a key striker for the Premier League club despite his young age. He has already scored 2 goals in 20 of his A-matches with the Wales national team.

Johnson’s greatest weapon is, of course, his tremendous speed. The Premier League calculated the top speed of all players who appeared in the game during last season’s 38 games and selected the five players with the fastest feet. First place was taken by Manchester City fullback Kyle Walker (37.31 km/h).

Not only explosive speed, but also left and right wingers, central strikers, second strikers, and attacking midfielders.

Recognized for his talent, Johnson had a successful debut season in the Premier League, scoring eight goals and providing three assists in all 38 league games last season. Although he does not have any offensive points yet this season, he appeared as a starter in both games, including the opening game, and proved himself to be the core of Nottingham.

Tottenham, who highly appreciated Johnson’s talent, pursued his recruitment before the transfer window closed. They announced the signing of Johnson just in time for the transfer market deadline of September 2nd at 7am (Korean time).

The transfer fee was not disclosed, but David Ornstein, a reporter for the British media ‘The Athletic’, explained on the 1st, “Tottenham agreed with Nottingham for 47 million pounds (about 79.2 billion won) to sign Johnson.” 

He continued, “Nottingham also included a 10% sell-on clause (payment of a portion of the transfer fee incurred when transferring to another club). The player will sign a 5-year contract with a 1-year extension option,” said Johnson. He added, “This is the player that the coach targeted as his top priority as he prepared to strengthen Tottenham’s offensive line.”

Nottingham, which had let go of Johnson, a key player, looked for a replacement for Johnson by signing winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who had already played for Chelsea, for a transfer fee of 5 million pounds (about 8.3 billion won). Odoi was once a player with enormous potential who was courted by German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, but his performance declined due to an Achilles tendon injury and he eventually left Chelsea and headed to Nottingham.

Meanwhile, as Johnson wore the Tottenham uniform, attention was focused on how he would work together in the offensive line with Tottenham captain Son Heung-min. Johnson is known to be able to play a variety of positions, but his main position is right winger, so he was expected to play the left and right wings along with left winger Son Heung-min.

Son Heung-min, who is famous for using both feet skillfully and with high shooting accuracy, is also one of the fastest Premier League players, so expectations were high on what kind of games Tottenham, which can utilize the speed of Son Heung-min and Johnson, would show during the remainder of the season.

Tottenham will leave for the away game against Burnley in the 4th round of the 2023/24 Premier League season at Turf Moor in Burnley, England at 11pm on the 2nd, and attention is being paid to whether fans will be able to see Johnson wearing a Tottenham uniform.

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