Report: Stoke City begin talks with West Ham linked free agent Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson (low quality)

Crystal Palace, West Ham United and now Stoke City have been linked with former Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Stoke City have joined the race to sign recently released right-back Glen Johnson.

The 54-capped England international’s six-year adventure with Liverpool was ended this summer as the club decided against renewing his expiring contract.

With plenty still to offer, Johnson has a number of suitors with West Ham United, as per the Sunday People, having held talks with him while Crystal Palace were linked in April by the Daily Star.

The London duo, however, have yet to push on with their alleged interest and fresh reports now state Stoke City have jumped to the front of the queue, opening talks with the 30-year-old.

“Stoke City are in talks over a deal for former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson. Mark Hughes is keen to bring him in at the Britannia Stadium and is hoping to convince him with a three-year deal,” reports say.

Would Glen Johnson be a good signing for Stoke City?

Despite his waning ability on Merseyside with the Reds, Johnson is still a capable defender at Premier League level and would be a solid signing for an established club.

Stoke are pretty light in the right-back area, and bringing in the former Portsmouth man could prove a masterstroke if Mark Hughes manages to get the best out of him.

Las season he managed 15 Premier League starts despite spending chunks of the campaign nursing an injury, averaging 1.6 tackles and 2.3 clearances per encounter.

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