Chelsea may possibly be looking at signing Brennan Johnson this summertime, but some admirers imagine it really is Taiwo Awoniyi who they need to go for instead.
The Nigerian striker scored his 2nd intention in two game titles, supporting Nottingham Forest to a 2-1 earn in excess of Sheffield United.
But he ended up remaining out-shone by Chris Wood, whose good previous-moment header secured a initial win of the period and remaining the Blades pointless.
Soon after Michael Olise signed a new four-12 months offer with Crystal Palace, the Blues have turned their awareness somewhere else.
talkSPORT understands that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are eyeing a transfer for Nottingham Forest star Johnson.
Preliminary talks have presently been held more than a opportunity transfer as Chelsea look to carry on their large summer paying out.
Johnson’s efforts for Forest have surely caught the eye of the Premier League giants.
Having said that it’s his teammate Awoniyi, a former Liverpool youngster, who has been identified as another person who ought to be qualified as an alternative.
The striker scored his next purpose of the season on Friday evening in a 2-1 acquire around Sheffield United, and it was also the eighth he has netted in his last 6 Premier League appearances.
Responding to the opener, one lover stated: “As a substitute of Chelsea going following Nottingham Forest Brennan Johnson they should really alternatively go soon after his teammate Awoniyi. He keeps scoring plans.”
“Taiwo Awoniyi is what Chelsea will need from Nottingham Forest. Overlook about Brennan Johnson. They require a correct Concentrate on person #9 [Didier] Drogba-esque… Back to target to unlock/enhance Nicolas Jackson,” added a different.
One Forest enthusiast is hoping to preserve a single of their star assets: “By no means intellect Johnson at this rate we’ll be fending off bids for Awoniyi!”
Johnson experienced a aiding hand in Awoniyi’s intention as he teed up Serge Aurier for the support in the opening 3 minutes.
Sheffield United strike again early in the 2nd 50 % courtesy of a sublime curling strike from Gustavo Hamer.
Even so, it was Chris Wooden who was the gentleman of the hour for Forest as he scored an 89th minute header to take all three details.
The intention was the just the striker’s second for Steve Cooper’s side, whom he initially joined on loan from Newcastle very last period.
His move to the Town Floor was manufactured long term this summer season and it hasn’t taken him very long to make a favourable impression.
Forest have now received their first recreation of the period following their narrow 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on the opening weekend.
Sheffield United nonetheless now sit bottom of the Premier League as they fell to their 2nd defeat in as a lot of games.
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