Date: 30th April 2009 at 8:00am
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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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