Redknapp keeping eye on promising winger.
Dubbed the “Next Ryan Giggs” Adam Johnson has a bright future ahead of him and perhaps an even brighter one if he manages to get a transfer away from Middlesbrough in the near future, dependent of course on whether Gareth “I am an awful manager” Southgate can get the Riverside outfit back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Harry Redknapp is reported to be very keen on the England Under 21 international who anyone with an ounce of footballing knowledge realises is a better bet than his predecessor at Boro, Stewart Downing. Tottenham could probably benefit from a bit of balance in the form of an out and out left winger.
Finally out of Downing’s overrated shadow, Johnson has been an ever present this season and has been a huge success and has even developed an eye for goal, scoring as many goals in the first three months of this season as had in the previous four years at the club.
The White Hart Lane outfit was using Luka Modric effectively on the flank before he was injured earlier this season but with Aaron Lennon bombing down on the right many believe the north London side could do with a similar style of player doing likewise on the left and pinging in excellent crosses for the likes of Peter Crouch, Robbie Keane and if the cross is very low to the ground, Jermain Defoe.
Having come through the ranks at the north-east club Johnson may well be keen on trying to lead the team back into the top tier but if that fails I would expect he would be pushing for a move that would help him gain recognition in the senior England set-up.
Johnson is very much an old fashioned winger with a lot to offer and many sources believe that Tottenham may be just one of many sides with an eye on the £11m rated youngster and if I were Harry I would move sharpish to avoid being beaten to the punch by another top flight club.