Harry Redknapp interested in ‘surplus to requirements’ Manchester City man.
Manchester City fans know what we’re talking about. They experienced a similar sensation at the end of last month upon seeing their one-time superstar in the making, Michael Johnson, lumber on to the field against West Ham showing all the signs of a young footballer who had “summered well”. From bursting on to the scene in 2006 to bursting at the seams today, the 21 year old midfielder is rumoured to be a £6m Christmas target of Harry Redknapp. And considering the lad’s size, the Tottenham manager is unlikely to miss. (Guardian)
Something happened to Michael Johnson. For a while he was the talk of the town but changes in management and some off the field errors have led the England Under 21 international to fall off the map somewhat.
In his first two seasons of senior football at Eastlands Johnson was in top form and showed maturity beyond his years first for Stuart Pearce and then more effectively under Sven Goran-Ericsson. However he has had a few run ins with Mark Hughes and has been plagued by some niggling injuries.
He still has time on his side but with the influx of players to the club he may feel the time is right to move on from Manchester City and given Harry Redknapp’s insistence that Tottenham need more options in the centre of their midfield, a move for the youngster would make perfect sense.
At White Hart Lane he could afresh and in time could fulfill the early potential that had many believing he would be a fixture in the England set-up. A new challenge could be just what suits all parties.