Manchester City’s Sunderland born winger Adam Johnson, who grew up supporting Newcastle and was one our books when he was a youngster, will not get many games at Manchester City in the coming season, and it’s a good question as to what City will do with him before the transfer window ends on Saturday, September 1st.
Adam Johnson – in limbo at Manchester City
Adam wouldn’t come cheap, so we don’t think Newcastle would want to have him come to Newcastle as a permanent transfer this summer, but they could try to get him on loan for the season, but that would also cost money of course.
Adam’s name keeps coming up among Newcastle fans, and he needs to move on from Manchester City if he wants to further his career, but winger is not a position that Newcastle have any shortage of players for that wide position.
Newcastle already have players like Jonas Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Ryan Taylor and Romain Amalfitano to name only seven who can play out wide, so it’s hardly a high priority for Newcastle.
There’s no doubt that Adam is a good player, and he would be a decent signing for Newcastle, because it’s always nice to bring home-grown players back to the club, but we do not think Newcastle will be going after the 25 year old in this summer transfer window.
Newcastle will be keen to find out how Sylvain Marveaux and Romain Amalfitano perform next season, for different reasons.
Romain because he is a new addition to the squad, after he arrived as a free agent from Rennes in the summer, and the Frenchman has been very impressive in pre-season out on the right wing, and Sylvain because he is hopefully finally free of the injuries which have dogged him over the last couple of seasons.
So we’d be very surprised if Newcastle make a move for Adam before September 1st, for these reasons.
But what do you think about this? Comments always welcome.