Latest transfer news are out and it has been reported that Portsmouth executive chairman Peter Storrie has admitted Glen Johnson could leave Fratton Park this summer, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City reportedly interested.
Johnson enjoyed arguably his best season in the Premier League last term as he established himself as England’s first-choice right-back and, in doing so, attracted the interest of bigger clubs.
Storrie confirmed that interest in the former Chelsea defender, with reports suggesting some clubs are willing to pay up to £18m for the 24-year-old player. Although Storrie refused to be drawn on the details of such a deal, he did say that a deal could be struck “in the not-too-distant future”.
He told reporters recently that “It is very hard to hold someone back in Glen’s situation. I accept that.”
Asked if the player could leave for a fee of up to £18m, Storrie added: “You could be right. On the numbers we will keep that private. But you may not be million miles away. He is attracting the big clubs.
Storrie also added that Portsmouth need to be fair to Glen and see what Glen wants to do and see what is right for him and for Portsmouth and conceded that something may happen in the not-too-distant future. Storrie also said that while Portsmouth were happy to allow Johnson to move to a bigger club, they would only do so should they receive an offer they deemed appropriate.
He alos went on to say that Glen has had a fantastic season season for Portsmouth and has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the league if not the country at the moment.