Sunday, January 31, 2010

Johnson bid 'increased'

Sky Sports News understands that Manchester City have made an improved offer for Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson.

City made a move for the talented 22-year-old earlier in the week, only for Boro boss Gordon Strachan to reject the approach.

Although Johnson is understood to want the chance to hold transfer talks, Boro, for now, hold the key to his short-term future.


As I posted previously, I expected an increased bid from us and would be confident of it being successful. Middlesbrough, I'm sure, would take a bid in the region of £6 million as opposed to seeing him walk when his contract expires in the summer.

It always amazes me though quite why deals are left until the very end of the transfer window, and unless we can get a fee agreed soon we run the danger of not being able to complete by tomorrow's 5pm deadline.

vote it up!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding me don't ya? Why would we ever even consider accepting a bid of £6 million. City got £6.5 million in compensation for Daniel Sturridge and we would be expecting at least that for a player who has played 15 more times for England u21s, made 108 more first team appearance, scored 10 more first team goals depite playing left wing whereas Sturridge is a striker and all of those will have increased by the time the court hearing will come around in the summer. And why on earth would we pretty much end our season and chances of promotion over such a miserable offer? The only way Boro would even consider a bid that low would be if we were to get him back on loan for the rest of the season. If you are to buy him outright he will be costing you nearer the £10 million mark!!!