Date: 5th June 2018 at 2:26pm
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Birmingham City are reportedly interested in signing Middlesbrough winger Marvin Johnson, according to Birmingham Mail reporter Brian Dick.

The 27-year-old signed for the Riverside outfit last summer for a reported fee of £2.5 million but is now believed to be surplus requirements with current manager Tony Pulis shaping up to have a real good go at promotion next season.

Despite scoring on his debut for Boro, Johnson failed to live up to his potential and his former side Oxford United even offered to take him back on loan in January to take him off the books at Middlesbrough.

However, he could now well be given another chance to impress at this level with Blues. Having started his career off as a trainee for Solihull Moors, the winger knows the area well, being from Birmingham as well, so a move to the second city may well be something that appeals to him.

If Monk can act quickly to get this deal over the line, with Middlesbrough looking for a quick sale, then it could prove to be a great piece of business for the club.

Blues fans, would you be excited if the club signing Marvin Johnson? Let us know in the comment section down below!

 

5 Replies to “Garry Monk set to raid former club for exciting winger”

  • Get this done I’ve liked this lad for a while didn’t deliver for boro but maybe monk can get the best out him local lad too always a bonus

  • Is he a right or left winger? If right winger then he would be competing against Jota and VSO. If left winger then Maghoma and maybe Keita. Johnson is a good player and would be a decent signing. I’d still like us to address our goalscoring and creativity problems first.

  • He can play both wings I believe so gives you that flexibility to rotate if needs be I wanted us to sign him last year

  • We’re being linked with more and more players, across all the positions.every day.
    Monks openly admitted he’s got a list of players that he’s discussed with the owners, and we’re already close to signing Pedersen, but as we’ve seen with that deal stalling, it’s not easy, other clubs are also chasing Monks targets.
    We’ve got bids in for several players, so, it doesn’t matter who we sign first, second or last, so long as we sign em.
    I think we could have a couple in before the World cup starts, then it’ll probably go quiet until after it’s finished, who really knows.

  • The reason why I say sign the creative midfielder and striker first is because they are the critical parts missing from the team. We don’t want to run short of money to get these signings in because we have spent it elsewhere. Until we address the goalscoring problem we will struggle. The other signings sound good and I hope we do sign both but we can manage without them.

    I hear the hold up with the Pederson deal is we will sign him in July so his transfer is put on next year’s account instead of this year’s which ends June 30th.

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