Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Johnson linked with Blues switch

Filed: Thursday, 10th July 2003
By: Graeme Howlett

Teenage defender Glen Johnson is the latest Hammer to be linked with a move away from Upton Park, with reports of a 6m bid from Chelsea being reported this morning.

Chelsea, according to this morning's Sun have had a 6m bid for the 18-year-old full-back accepted by West Ham.

According to the report, the deal comprises 4.5m up front with a further 1.5m depending on appearances.

And in addition to the fee, the story reports that Johnson will be loaned back to the Hammers for the whole of next season.

However there are no quotes from any of the parties involved, although the extent of the detail printed by the newspaper will concern many Hammers fans, desperate to see the likes of Johnson and young team-mates Cole and Defoe stay at Upton Park.

Earlier this week Johnson was quoted as being happy to remain at Upton Park, whilst he and his team mates prepare for the forthcoming season of Nationwide football.

"I feel refreshed and I am looking forward to getting back into it," he said. "It's been a strange summer, and I think everyone just wants to get on with trying our hardest to get back up to the Premiership.

"We know what we have to do. I didn't get to play much, but I will be hoping to push on this season and get a few more games under my belt at that level."

Related News

   arrow   Fans react to Tory donation revelation [27th May 2016]
   arrow   Lacazette, Bilic & Noble: Friday's news [20th May 2016]
   arrow   The opposition view: Leicester City [18th Apr 2016]
   arrow   The Olympic Stadium deal - in full [14th Apr 2016]
   arrow   Lanzini, Noble, Payet & Carroll: Wednesday's news [23rd Mar 2016]
   arrow   Poyet returns to Charlton as Samuelsen stays Posh [4th Jan 2016]
   arrow   Tomkins, Gold, Bilic & Carroll: Sunday's news [20th Dec 2015]
   arrow   Lanzini, Bilic, Reid & Moses: Friday's news [11th Dec 2015]
   arrow   Adrian, Chambers, Cullen & Dicks: Wednesday's news [19th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Roger released - to India [18th Aug 2015]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Beating Chelsea: how the players reacted
Several of West Ham's players have taken to the web in the last 36 hours to...more
Three Years Ago
Big Sam's a laugh a minute
A video clip of Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has gone viral this morning......more
Five Years Ago
Bentley cost 90,000 per game
David Bentley's five games on loan from Tottenham will eventually cost West Ham in excess of 400,00...more