Portsmouth have confirmed the transfer of England right back Glen Johnson to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Friday. "Glen's a fantastic guy and it's a great opportunity for him to join an outstanding club who can offer him Champions League football," Portsmouth executive chairman Peter Storrie told the club website. "We wish him all the best for next season - apart from the two games when we play Liverpool." The 24-year-old, who has signed a four-year contract, has become an England regular under coach Fabio Capello and has 15 caps for his country. Former Chelsea player Johnson, who began his career with West Ham United, struggled to impress at Stamford Bridge and was loaned to Portsmouth in 2006. The deal was made permanent a year later and Johnson has since become one of the best attacking full-backs in the Premier League, helping Portsmouth win the FA Cup in 2008. LIVERPOOL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter
26 June 2009
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