Brennan Johnson is starting to show why Spurs spent £47m to sign him

The transfer fee was substantial and he had a shaky start but the 22-year-old has become a vital threat in the Spurs attack

By Ben McAleer for WhoScored

Brennan Johnson had a mixed start at Tottenham. The Wales forward joined the club from Nottingham Forest on deadline day in September for £47m, a hefty fee for a player whose first campaign in the Premier League had been solid, not spectacular. Johnson scored eight goals in 38 league appearances for Forest last season, a decent contribution but perhaps not enough to justify his substantial price tag. Nevertheless, Spurs needed a direct and versatile winger who would boost their homegrown quota.

Ange Postecoglou wants his wide players to hog the touchline and either make darting runs behind defences or get to the byline and put back the ball into the box. In that sense, Johnson was an ideal acquisition. But Spurs fans were unconvinced and his early form did not look promising.

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