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Johnson 'rumours' begin

Johnson 'rumours' begin

Reports in The Mirror today 'claim' that we have slapped a £16m price tag on Glen Johnson's head with this price 'already quoted to a big European club' and we 'intend to hold out for the full fee to cut debts'.

I think we have all just about accepted that a player or two will leave this summer for big money and one of these players with unfortunately be Johnson.

£16m would be a hell of a good price for him, and a price that is far too good to refuse - we just have to make sure we do stick to our guns and do not lower the valuation, we have done this with other players recently so lets carry on doing this with the best right back in the country!

The report also 'claimed' that we 'will not be tempted by swap deals'; we will only be dealing in 'cash'.

Unsurprisingly Spurs are being 'linked', as are Villa and Liverpool - my feelings are that he will almost certainly leave to join Liverpool.

That is an obvious step-up in quality, team wise and ability to win honours wise, and I could fully understand him wanting to do that. What is more, I would also fully expect him to hold down the right back spot at Anfield without any problems, as the right back area is an area they have had problems with.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday April 30 2009
Time: 7:59AM

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I have no problem with him going, I fully expected him to go last summer, so having him for one more season has bee a real bonus. It's frightening to think just how good he will end up at a team like the Scouse.
pentonpompey
30/04/2009 08:22:00
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I have no problem with him going, I fully expected him to go last summer, so having him for one more season has bee a real bonus. It's frightening to think just how good he will end up at a team like the Scouse.
pentonpompey
30/04/2009 08:22:00
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So much for that 4 year contract then...
jonathanl50
30/04/2009 08:48:00
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So much for that 4 year contract then...
jonathanl50
30/04/2009 08:48:00
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i think the new contact was always only ever a 'we will keep him in january at all costs' thing to warn people off him at that time - i suspect we also said to him that if he signed this we would let him go in the summer if a 'suitable' offer came in...
i would love him to stay this summer, but it aint gonna happen is it, unfortunately we need to 'cash in' in sizable assets to help clear the debts and they arent anymore sizable than johnson at the moment.
pompeyrug
30/04/2009 09:01:00
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i think the new contact was always only ever a 'we will keep him in january at all costs' thing to warn people off him at that time - i suspect we also said to him that if he signed this we would let him go in the summer if a 'suitable' offer came in...
i would love him to stay this summer, but it aint gonna happen is it, unfortunately we need to 'cash in' in sizable assets to help clear the debts and they arent anymore sizable than johnson at the moment.
pompeyrug
30/04/2009 09:01:00
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very true..i remember hearing a rumour that as part of the contract, if a club came in with 10-12m for him he could go. Guess we've done well to keep him this far.
jonathanl50
30/04/2009 09:08:00
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very true..i remember hearing a rumour that as part of the contract, if a club came in with 10-12m for him he could go. Guess we've done well to keep him this far.
jonathanl50
30/04/2009 09:08:00
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His attitude and approach let alone performances have been exemplary. Even if away with others he qualifys as one of our best ever. I would not be surprised if Chelsea did not want him back
dedmans
30/04/2009 09:15:00
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His attitude and approach let alone performances have been exemplary. Even if away with others he qualifys as one of our best ever. I would not be surprised if Chelsea did not want him back
dedmans
30/04/2009 09:15:00
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