Adam Johnson Already Considering Man City Exit

Chris Wright

16th, November 2010


By Chris Wright

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has admitted that he is already entertaining thoughts of leaving the club, after becoming increasingly frustrated with his bit-part role at Eastlands.

Speaking at the opening of a new Nike store in Manchester, Johnson said:

“Every footballer has to think about it when the time comes. It is still early but I definitely would consider it.”

Although he was desperate to start, the 23-year-old England international was introduced into the recent Manchester derby with just 15 minutes remaining:

“It is disappointing when you are not playing from the start in games like that. I was itching to get on. I was dying to play from the start not just come on.

“The manager has to make decisions but I was gutted to be left out. With the players we have it will be a rotation but I am full of confidence and I just want to be playing.

“I have got to train and get on with it, nothing is going to change. I have to keep the right frame of mind and get in the team because I want to play for the national team as well.”

Looks like Man City’s relentless sky-blue meat grinder may be about to claim yet another victim. Johnson only joined City in January of last season, and his occasionally fleeting form since will have seen his value indefinitely rise despite a relative lack of appearances.

Most Premier League sides (and I dare say a few others around Europe) would snap up Johnson, a truly effervescent player at his best, in a heartbeat and it would be very foolish of City to let such an obvious talent slip through their fingers.

However, if the overly-cautious Mancini can’t find room to accommodate him in the starting XI then I’d much rather see him freed as soon as possible, as it seems that being left to congeal on the bench at Eastland is his only other option at present.

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  1. Ty says:

    Would be beautiful to watch him at Arsenal in place of mis-firing Arshavin!

  2. Rob says:

    Perhaps Liverpool could do a Johnson & Johnson switch, both players could do with a CLEAN break. This is the type of player they are in desperate need of. No way would Mancini agree to it though, he’ll send him to the championship.

  3. Scott says:

    He’s been absolutely wasted on the Man City bench. This is the kind of player that can be a match changer.

  4. James says:

    Mancini needs to come down on Johnson like a ton of bricks and put him in the reserves. Then if he wants to leave, let him go. I reckon he must be worth about 15 million (I’m sure that’s the kind of valuation he would have of himself).

  5. Redskywalker says:

    Yeah deserves much better than City

  6. Baggees says:

    He should be playing 90mins of prem league football every week- it’s a joke! We’ll have you Ad. Don’t be put off by what you’ve heard about west brom town centre, it has nice bits including a big Aldi.

  7. His form for country has been amazing, but he should have been talking like this when they bought David Silva. That put him in direct competition with one of the best wingers in the world, did he not feel worried then???

  8. Meji says:

    The guy is fantastic. Adam Johnson needs to be playing week in and week out.

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