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Twitter reacts as Glen Johnson signs for Stoke City

Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Ex-Liverpool defender Glen Johnson on a free transfer.

Johnson, 30, has put pen to paper on an initial two-year deal with the Potters after being released by Liverpool following the 2014-15 campaign, in which he has made 19 Premier League appearances last term.

The England right-back, who joined the Reds from Portsmouth in 2009, will have to prove himself as a “fantastic addition” at the Britannia Stadium, according to manager Mark Hughes.

“Glen will be a fantastic addition to our squad. He commanded a huge transfer fee when he left Portsmouth for Liverpool but dealt with the pressure that comes with that,” he told the club’s official website.

“He’s a talented defender who also chips in with goals – as we discovered last season when he scored the winner against us at Anfield – and having spoken to him I know how much he’s looking forward to being a Stoke player.”

Johnson becomes Potters’s sixth summer signing, following Philipp Wollscheid, Jakob Haugaard, Joselu, Marco van Ginkel and Shay Given. Meanwhile fans have expressed their thoughts on the transfer.

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