This kid has gone off the boil since exploding onto the scene but could still become a star for the future.
Arsenal have sounded out Manchester City about the possibility of landing England under-21 international midfielder Michael Johnson this summer, in a deal estimated to be worth up to £8 million.
It is understood that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has offered £5 million cash and a further £3 million dependent on performances for the centre midfielder.
The Source: (Eye Football)
Even though this is indeed Arsenal now linked with a move for the Manchester City youngster Rafa Benitez could well do with considering making a move for the player once dubbed the “Next Steven Gerrard”. Michael Johnson started brightly when he first got his chance at Eastlands but has fallen back down the pecking order under Mark Hughes but is still a bright star for the future.
Liverpool were said to be interested in the youngster a year ago but their interest seems to have dimmed of late but now could be the right moment to stick in a cheeky bid.
Rafa seems to want to bring in more English talent, such as Glen Johnson and also illustrated by his desire to sign Gareth Barry, and the former Everton schoolboy could be a good capture as he has shown his potential in the past and could be purchased on the cheap as the club tries to trim it’s squad ahead of massive signings.
Johnson to Liverpool: Would be an intelligent signing