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Storrie - Johnson on his way?

Storrie - Johnson on his way?

Peter Storrie has confirmed to sky sports news that an offer has been placed for Glen Johnson and his departure 'should' not take long to be concluded...

Chelski, Liverpool and Citeh have been most strongly linked with Johnson recently, although the suggestion is that it is a champions league club that has made the offer for him, which rules out Citeh I guess? He said: 'Glen has had a fantastic season for us and I think he is the best right-back in the country at the moment.

'I've know Glen a long while, from my West Ham days. When I re-signed him (at Portsmouth) we talked things over.

'He said, 'If one of the big four come in with Champions League football, would you stand in my way?'

'I told him I couldn't do that. Providing the deal is right for Portsmouth and Glen then we will look to try and do something in the right way.

'It is very hard to try and hold people back when they have a chance to play in the Champions League. I accept that.'

That said Storrie has not exactly said that they are going to be playing champions league football next season, although the suggestion is that they are?

An offer between £15m-£18m is 'said' to be the amount as when asked if that was the fee involved he said 'you may not be a million miles away from the mark' and also said he is not expecting the deal will take long to conclude.

So, there we have it, we appear to have accepted the offer it is just down to Johnson to decide that he wants to leave, which, although a tough one to make, I suspect he will...

This is a shame, but not unexpected at all is it really lets be honest?

Even waiting for our takeover to go through probably would not make a lot of difference to this would it - some would argue 'we will not need the money' but good offers still cannot and will not be refused, plus you also have to take into account the feelings of the player.

Like I say I am sure this will be a tough call to make, but Johnson knows that he is more than good enough to hold his own with a 'bigger club' again now, I just hope whoever they are treats him well and he does not slip into that 'the grass isn't always greener' camp that some do when they move on - assuming, as I guess he will, he does.

Anyone not realising just how immense the guy has been for us the past 12-months or so soon will...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday June 13 2009
Time: 1:25PM

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PompeyFcMad
13/06/2009 13:39:00
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Good luck Glen on what you decide, Now it could be up to 5 clubs bidding or showing an intrest , but Liverpool & Chelsea look to be the favs
pompeyyong
13/06/2009 13:41:00
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its not a decision that he needs to rush into is it, isnt he away on holiday at the moment for a couple of weeks? he can think it over whilst away i guess?
i expect he will leave, but he has been burnt before when chasing the champions league dream so he will have that in mind and also think how it could impact on his england spot - another year would secure a world cup place for sure, but a move to the bin dippers or chelski 'should not' do much damage as he is good enough for both.
i think my 60:40 thoughts from this morning that he would leave have now increased to 80:20...
pompeyrug
13/06/2009 13:59:00
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Same feelings as when Diarra left, I'd love him to stay but he is clearly good enough at champions league level. Lets just hope in a few years time it will be pompey attracting and keeping the best players. You never know, he may fail the medical?!
moley2
13/06/2009 14:01:00
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totally agree, like i said in the forum - and this isnt putting down pompey, i love the place and the club - johnson is too good for us now, as diarra clearly was.
pompeyrug
13/06/2009 14:07:00
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if he goes to man city, I will feel let down. If he goes to chelsea, i'll be confused. If he goes to manchester united, I will wish him the best of luck. If he goes to liverpool, i'll think it as a waste, and I doubt he will go to arsenal - it's not arsnes' way.
pompeycarpet
13/06/2009 14:07:00
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do not think he will go to citeh, but if he did then as much as it would be for money, lets be honest, it is also down to the 'vision' they are offering players as well - they will be a force in the coming years, being able to buy this helps!
going to any of the top 4 wouldnt surprise me carpet, chelski would be alittle 'odd' given who they have and what he has said recently, i think he would be more wasted at manyoo tho than the bin dippers tbh - like i said to them over on vital bin dipper i think he would have made the difference for them and the title last season, and probably could next season.
pompeyrug
13/06/2009 14:11:00
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Inevitable sadly. But I am still gutted.
eastneydave
13/06/2009 14:14:00
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Citeh said to have offered 18 mill so if the other are only offering 15 mill why should we accept it, surely they should at least match it?
pompeyyong
13/06/2009 14:46:00
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Diarra and Johnson, easily the two best players I've seen in a Portsmouth shirt. I'll be a Johnno fan wherever he goes.
stillthewhizz
13/06/2009 14:56:00
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