Black Cats wide-man offers advice to potential Etihad Stadium recruits.
Adam Johnson is thoughtfully picking over his title-winning, medal-laden spell at Manchester City and comes up with some devastating conclusions.
And asked if young English players should do what he did, and jump at the chance to sign for the champions, his advice would probably be not to bother.
“Now, if I was a young lad, I wouldn’t go to City,” he said.
“It is excellent when a club like City come for you. Hard to turn down. But you don’t actually play for the champions – you’re a squad member, which is totally different.
“It’s not that you’re not good enough, it’s just that the likes of Yaya Toure are going to play ahead of you, no matter what you do.”
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Seems like sensible advice but presumably youngsters who have joined Man City over the summer would have enough faith in their ability to believe they can force their way into Roberto Mancini’s first team picture, and if not, well they will become millionaires whilst trying to do so.
Both Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair will struggle to get a look-in at Man City but both may feel that the calculated risk of trying to do so will pay off in the end. After all Adam Johnson hung around at the club for two and a half years before he decided to move to his hometown club and the 25 year old is now older and wiser and perhaps more able to make an impact at the Stadium of Light.
He also has a host of trinkets from his time at the club and a fair bit of money to boot. However his words of wisdom may well be of use to any player who is being pursued by Mancini.
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