TOTTENHAM new signing Brennan Johnson celebrated his £47.5million move by picking up the meal bill for his Welsh friends.
The 22-year-old striker completed his expensive move from Nottingham Forest on September 1 with just ten minutes left.
Johnson remained in London last weekend as his old club secured a surprise league win at Chelsea.
He was accompanied to a “Last Supper” with close friends in the capital. Among them was former clubmate Neco Williams, who said: “Everyone was thrilled with him.”
Johnson, Williams and co all met up with Robert Page and his Wales squad in Cardiff for Thursday’s friendly against South Korea and tomorrow’s must-win Euro 2024 qualifier in Latvia.
Williams added: “Some of the Welsh boys all went out to eat and Brennan got the bill.”
“It was a small meeting and an opportunity to congratulate Brennan on his move.
“We celebrated with a little drink and good food.”
Williams is delighted that his pal Johnson has finally been given the green light to join Tottenham after a summer of transfer talks.
The full-back has already zeroed in on December 16th, when Johnson will return to Nottingham in a Spurs jersey.
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Williams, 22, and Johnson, who made it in Wales together, share the same interests, including fashion.
The former Liverpool defender joked: “We’re all really happy for him. I’m just not looking forward to seeing him at the City Ground again!”
“London suits a lot of people because there’s a lot going on and so much to do.”
“At the same time, he probably doesn’t think about what he can do on his days off. He will concentrate exclusively on football. That will be his main goal – to go to Spurs and do well.”
“I’m sure he’s excited. Hopefully he can now continue at Spurs. You can see his confidence has reached the next level.”
Johnson started against Korea but was substituted at half-time to be protected for the clash in Riga.
And despite only scoring twice in 21 international appearances, all eyes are on him taking over the role of Wales’ record goalscorer Gareth Bale.
Williams added: “Bren is not Gareth or Harry Kane, he is his own player with his own style. This is the next step in his career.”
“Moving to Spurs means joining a big club and playing with incredible world-class footballers.”
“He has the potential to reach the highest levels. He’s only 22 and still very young.”
“I’ve known him for quite a long time. I think our first camp was with Wales at U16 level.”
“He’s a confident guy. Now he’s taken the big step, his confidence has reached the next level – and hopefully he can take that with him to this camp in Wales.”
“He has great family and friends and his circle around him is very close and tight. Hopefully he can continue to climb the ladder and reach the highest level.”