Tottenham Set to Make £6m Move for Manchester City Midfielder Michael Johnson

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Sports - September 24, 2007

TOTTENHAM will make a £6million move for Manchester City midfield ace Michael Johnson in the January window.
Boss Harry Redknapp feels Spurs are short in the middle of the park.

And he is ready to test City’s resolve to hang on to a player who has fallen down the pecking order after a year out.

Johnson, 21, was one of the hottest young prospects in the country when he broke into the City team three years ago.

But he has managed just one minute of league action this season since recovering from a persistent abdominal injury.

And he is now behind Gareth Barry, Stephen Ireland, Nigel De Jong, Martin Petrov and Vincent Kompany at Eastlands Redknapp said: “Central midfield is the one area we don’t have a lot of players. We’ve only got Palacios, Huddlestone and Jenas and I don’t have many options there.” (The Sun)

Off field issues as well as an ever growing Eastlands squad have greatly stunted Michael Johnson’s career at Man City and it looks very unlikely he will manage to push his way into the starting line up any time soon so a move to White Hart Lane may well be in his best interests.

After exploding onto the scene a couple of seasons ago and making his way into the England Under 21 set up many were expecting the young midfielder to push on and become a star performer but it hasn’t worked out that way and Harry Redknapp appears keen to add some more depth to his midfield and may feel a move for the English youngster would work well in lieu of the soon to be adopted ‘homegrown’ ruling.

Mark Hughes may well decide to cash in on the former Everton schoolboy rather than hold back his future prospects.

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