Friday, 20 May 2011

Johnson turns down new contract offer

Leeds United's midfielder Bradley Johnson is set to spark a Premier League transfer scramble.Johnson's deal expires next month and he has been watched by several Premier League club managers this season.

The Daily Mail says Johnson has just turned down a three-year deal, which leaves him free to quit Elland Road.The midfielder has been linked with Sunderland, Newcastle United,Stoke, Fulham and Wigan Athletic.
Leeds manager Simon Grayson speaking last week said: "We will sit down with him and his representatives  and see where we are. He got offered a contract at Christmas time, which he turned down and players are entitled to do that because of the Bosman rule.

"We will see where are, but if he leaves and other players leave in the same way, we will thank them for what they have done for the club and we will move on.

"I'd like to keep him. He's done well and can get better. He knows what he needs to do, but we are working within a budget in this club."
However, West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson is regarded as favourite to land Johnson when his deal expires next month.


  1. So much for him wanting to achieve great things with Leeds Utd by being part of the team that gets us into the Prem League, He has proved once again he's another greedy player who thinks he's better than he actually is. If thats his attitude good riddens to him... M.O.T We Are LEEDS.

  2. But check back on all those players who left Leeds to "Further their career", or "play higher class football" or just for the money's sake. Who, apart from Rio Ferdinand has done anything significant since leaving?