Noirth-East rivals fight to bring England man to St James’ Park and the Stadium of Light.
The Sunday Express says Newcastle United and Sunderland have been alerted that Manchester City may sell Johnson in the summer.
SOURCE; Sunday Express
Adam Johnson has struggled to find a regular spot in Roberto Mancini’s first team plans but may well still feel he has what it takes to make it at Man City but the England international may also be tempted by a return to his native North-East, especially as a lack of starts at club level could cost his his place in the England starting eleven.
Thus far this season the 24 year old wide-man has started just ten out of 31 Premier League matches this term and made a similar amount of appearances last term and whilst the allure of Champions League football and huge wages may well act as a strong motivating factor to stay at the Etihad Stadium the former Middlesbrough man may well have to consider his future very carefully.
Both Sunderland and Newcastle United are on the up with Alan Pardew’s side pushing every upwards and not far off a Champions League spot and with the right investment the Magpies could make a renewed push for a top four finish.
Since Sunderland sacked Steve Bruce and brought in Martin O’Neill the Black Cats have gone from strength to strength and given that Johnson is a Sunderland born player perhaps a move to his hometown club could be a distinct possibility.