Sunderland winger Adam Johnson could be set for a shock switch to Anfield after proposed Everton deal falls through.
Liverpool are set to make a move to sign Sunderland winger Adam Johnson, with The Metro reporting that the Reds are now in pole position to secure Johnson after a proposed move to rivals Everton fell through.
Johnson was key to the improved performances from Gus Poyet’s side that saw them narrowly escape relegation from the Premier League last season, but with the Black Cats keen to restructure their wage bill it looks likely that the former Manchester City winger will be allowed to leave this summer.
Brendan Rodgers has been linked with moves for top class wide men such as Southampton’s Adam Lallana and Dnipro’s Yevhen Konoplyanka, but a move for Johnson could prove to be a shrewd piece of business, with the left-footer likely to be available at a cut-price deal from the Stadium of Light and possessing plenty of Premier League experience.
A good relationship is developing between the two clubs, with the Reds having secured the signing of first choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from the North East last season and Italian forward Fabio Borini having moved the other way on loan.
Johnson began his career at local club Middlesbrough, tormenting the Championship with his tricky dribbling and magical left foot before earning a big money move to City, where he was largely used as an impact substitute as they won the Premier League title.
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