Report: Liverpool defender Glen Johnson offered to Barcelona

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Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has been offered to Barcelona, according to Sport, as a replacement for Dani Alves.

Dani Alves seems set on a move to PSG, with his agent and ex-wife Dinorah Santana locked in talks with the French club (per Mundo Deportivo), but it appears Barcelona are weighing up the prospect of a somewhat surprising move to replace the Brazilian.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, somewhat sensationally, Barcelona are considering a move for Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson, who will be 31 in August and also out of contract with the Anfield club.

Capped 54 times by England, Johnson has struggled for starts this season in the Premier League with Liverpool, due to various injury problems, having featured 10 ten times in the starting XI of Brendan Rodgers, out of 14 appearances. His only other outings have come with two games in the FA Cup, two in the League Cup and three in the Champions League.

The report in Spain suggests that the agent of Johnson has initiated the contact with Barcelona, although it remains to be seen if the Catalan club are truly considering his incorporation as a serious option.

The player would be able to join on a free transfer this summer, although Barcelona wouldn't officially be able to register him as a part of their squad until January 2016, when their FIFA transfer ban ends.

Such a move might perhaps be seen as a transitional one, as far as Barcelona are concerned, between the prospect of losing Dani Alves this summer and finding a younger, longer term replacement for the Brazilian.

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