Monday, 31 January 2011
Whites target Johnson can leave Manchester City
Boyhood Leeds fan Johnson, well down the pecking order at Eastlands after two injury-ravaged seasons, is poised to leave City ahead of the close of the transfer window on Monday.
The midfielder, who burst onto the scene at City as a teenager, is set to leave on loan, with boss Mancini confirming that the 22-year-old, whose last first-team appearance was way back in October 2009, needs to play first-team football to bolster his match fitness.
But the Whites face a tug-of-war with Leicester City, whose manager Sven Goran Eriksson worked with Johnson during his time at City.
However, the Urmston-born ace has already stated he is receptive to the idea of joining Leeds.
Mancini, said of possible outward transfer candidates: "Maybe Michael Johnson because I think that he needs to play. It is important for him, so if we have a chance, Michael Johnson (will go).
Meanwhile, the Whites' home clash with Nottingham Forest will now kick off at 12.45pm on Saturday April 2 – and will be screened live on BBC1.
Posted by deano at 08:49