An extra defender in the White Hart Lane ranks is as much as a priority for Spurs as a new front man and there are several reports today linking us once again with a move for Birmingham City’s Roger Johnson. While Birmingham announced a major squad clear-out yesterday, Johnson is one that Alex McLeish will want to keep hold of.
Spurs certainly have ‘previous’ when it comes to taking their pick from relegated sides and while the press awaits any moves for West Ham surplus, Johnson could be a bigger priority.
Now 28, Johnson was one of football’s journeymen having previously played for Wycombe and Cardiff City before Birmingham took a chance on him. He has established his premiership credentials in the two years that followed in which time he has remained largely injury free – another plus for Harry Redknapp.
Fans at St Andrews won’t want to see him go but a quick move back to the Premiership with Spurs could be much too tempting for the player. Is he of the quality required though?