Football finance expert Kieran Maguire has been explaining something that Nottingham Forest have done involving the Brennan Johnson deal.
On transfer deadline day, the Reds made the decision to cash in on the 22-year-old. In a transfer that cost the team close to £50 million, he joined Tottenham.
Now that Maguire has outlined the agreement’s framework, it seems like Forest made a rather interesting choice.
The Reds have been reluctant to let go. Despite being a Forest Academy alum, Johnson’s sale appears on the Financial Fair Play spreadsheet to be purely profitable.
Maguire highlights something peculiar in the Forest arrangement for Johnson.
Maguire, an expert in this field, stated that Forest has obtained a “posh payday loan.” Macquarie Bank assisted the club in taking this step, and he provides more information in a separate tweet.
It seems like there’s nothing to be alarmed about. This confused some supporters, who worried that the team would be in trouble soon.
After Johnson signed a summer contract to join Tottenham, Forest decided to splash the cash on their own. The biggest acquisition, Ibrahim Sangare, came from PSV and cost £30 million.
But on the day of the deadline, six more players were added. Nuno Tavares, Nicolas Dominguez, Divock Origi, Andrew Omobamidele, and Odysseas Vlachodimos joined Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Club appears to be clever behind the scenes.
Even though a tiny minority of followers may disagree, Evangelos Marinakis and his group are skilled at what they do.
The club is in safe hands behind the scenes and based on what Maguire has said, this looks like a modern-day thing to do with transfers.
Forest must now start to fire on the pitch. Steve Cooper is desperate for a win and fans can’t keep pining for Johnson.
Naturally, a player of his ilk is going to be a big loss. But, he’s now gone to pastures new and the head coach must find a winning formula with the players he does have.