Potters keen on another Yank.
Stoke City are said to have been alerted by the availability of United States defender Fabian Johnson, according to reports in Sports Direct News.
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The 26-year-old is currently recovering from a broken hand with Bundesliga side Hoffenhiem, and has confirmed that he will be leaving the club this summer when his contract expires – news that has made Potters boss Mark Hughes sit up and take notice.
“We’ve fought for Fabian’s signature since the summer,” Hoffenheim manager Markus Gisdol announced at his weekly press conference, “but he has decided to leave us.”
Johnson was born in Munich to American parents, and despite featuring for Germany’s under-21 side, he opted to turn his back on the country of his birth in order to turn out for the United States instead and has made 18 appearances for the country to date.
However, Stoke could face some serious competition to land his services as Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin are both believed to be keen on keeping him in the Bundesliga.
But the chance to link up with national side teammate Geoff Cameron could be enough to sway him into making a break for England.