Adam Johnson has had enough of Manchester City. The 23 year old England winger is hardly starting games anymore for Manchester City and has hinted that he could be prepared to leave the club if he does not start more goes. This is good news for teams wanting to sign this highly talented winger and if Liverpool are serious and Johnson is really considering his future then I believe this is the kind of signing Liverpool have to make.
Johnson joined Manchester City for £7m from Middlesbrough in January and at the end of last season he played 16 times for City, making 14 starts. This season he has started just five games and appeared seven times as a sub. Surely such talent can not be wasted on the bench and could be used very effectively at Anfield.
John Henry has made it clear that he does not think the club will spend big this January but if Johnson becomes available then Henry has to make a plan and go all out to clinch his signature. Henry has put a lot of emphasis on developing a youth policy at Liverpool and Johnson fits this bill perfectly. At only 23 years old, Johnson has a lot of good years of football ahead of him. He is English which fits perfectly with the quota system. And the most important thing, Johnson is a pacy winger which is exactly what the team needs right now to add a new dimension to our attack.
What would be interesting to see is how much City would want for Johnson if they do decide to let him go. I am thinking they would not want anything less than £10m and we should break our back and come up with this money if that is the case. The likes of Reina and Torres have made it clear that they want to see some talented players joining the club and signing a player like Johnson would surely get them to see that the club is being serious.
What do you think of Liverpool signing Adam Johnson if he does decide to leave Manchester City?