Johnson pens new Manchester City deal – but is it a good idea?

Manchester City are basking in joy and optimism at the moment with all off-pitch matters going their way. And it’s now been assured that their star young midfielder Michael Johnson will stay on at Eastlands for a few more years at least.

Johnson made his first-team debut in 2006 and is still only 20. A promising young midfielder, he is expected to come of age in the next few years and is already being hunted by the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa.

However, he has yet to establish himself as a City first-team regular and was reportedly disgruntled at the lack of playing time at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Now it has been confirmed that Johnson has signed a new deal and has therefore committed himself to a longer term with the Eastlands club. But is that a good decision? After all, Man City seem to intent on ‘buying’ success and they wouldn’t be so interested in sustaining faith in young players.

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