We knew Sunderland were interested in Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.
Adam Johnson – Manchester City winger interesting Magpies?
But today is the first time Newcastle have been linked with the player, who was on Newcastle’s books when he was a youngster.
And although Adam was born in the Sunderland area, he grew up as a Newcastle fan, even though his family were Sunderland supporters – that must have been hard to do.
Manchester City need to unload a number of their players this summer, to get more in line with the Financial Fair Play Rules being introduced by UEFA over the next couple of seasons.
But one stumbling block for Newcastle is that Adam is probably on a huge wage at the Premier League Champions, and his wages are estimated at £50K/week.
The news that Newcastle are interested is in the Metro today, but we have no idea if there is any truth in the report, but we kind of hope it’s true, because we think Adam could be a very good player for Newcastle out on one of the wings, and he can score goals too.
The former Middlesbrough winger has not been able to get a first team place at the Etihad Stadium, and he wants more playing time at another club.
We think Sunderland could be in a better position to sign the player however, and the Black Cats could even take Adam on loan, something that Newcastle are unlikely to consider.
There are a few difficulties in Newcastle getting Adam back on Tyneside, but we still think he would be a good signing for the club.
What do you think?