‘I had to thank him’: David Johnson shares the one person he thanked after Brennan’s Nottingham Forest departure

David Johnson has spoken out about his son Brennan’s transfer from Nottingham Forest to Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Forest man was a guest on Notts TV this week, with David admitting that he thanked one person at Forest after the completion of the £47.5 million deal.

47-year-old Johnson said that he had a conversation with owner Evangelos Marinakis, thanking the Greek for his efforts with Brennan.

David also admitted that the owner helped fulfil his son’s dream of playing in the Premier League for his boyhood club.

David Johnson on thanking Evangelos Marinakis

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During his interview earlier this week, Johnson admitted that Marinakis deserves a lot of credit for his work with Brennan and the club in general.

“I spoke to the owner on the Saturday after the deal, to thank him for everything because my son wanted to play for his hometown football club and that happened.

“He wanted to play in the Premier League with his hometown football club, that happened.

“Without the owner’s investment and drive to do that, along with the manager and his teammates, it wouldn’t have happened.

“My son lived his dream playing for his hometown club and we wish the club well going forward as he goes onto different things.”


Life without Johnson at Forest

Although it was sad to see such a talented young player depart the City Ground this summer, the deal was a great one for all parties involved.


The sum allowed for the Reds to comply with FFP, with Spurs also getting a hot prospect to add to their push for European football this season.


There is no doubt that the Welshman will go on to have a very successful career in North London.


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