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.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) July 12, 2015
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.
Aiming for Xherdan Shaqiri but ending up with Glen Johnson is like trying to date Margot Robbie but actually getting a kick in the dick.
— Michael Vaughan (@Mike_Vaughan) July 12, 2015
Glen Johnson to score a left-footed half volley (like he used to when he was good) against his old side Liverpool in the first BPL gameweek.
— Carl. (@MajesticMesut) July 12, 2015
Charlie Adam cross field pass to Glen Johnson. Johnson sends a ball towards the back post which is met by Peter Crouch who heads in for 1-0
— Paul T (@Pault_Tommo86) July 12, 2015
Stoke City have signed Glen Johnson on a two-year deal. 11/1 to be relegated looks value after that signing.
— Russell Cane (@RussCane) July 12, 2015
Stoke City: A week ago: Agree fee for Shaqiri. Today: Shaqiri deal off, sign Glen Johnson. Stoke fans right now.. pic.twitter.com/NjreQ0H6dU
— Coral (@Coral) July 10, 2015
All the best Glen Johnson. Stoke have signed one hell of a striker there.
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) July 12, 2015