Report: Crystal Palace consider swoop for free agent Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson of Stoke City and and Emre Can of Liverpool battle for the ball during the Capital One Cup semi final, first leg match between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia...

Crystal Palace are reportedly keen on the former England international.

Glen Johnson of Stoke City and Bryan Oviedo of Everton compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Everton at Britannia Stadium on February 6, 2016...

According to a report from Football.London, Crystal Palace are considering a swoop for Glen Johnson, who is available on a free transfer following his release from Stoke City.

The 54-capped England international joined Stoke in the summer of 2015, and went on to make 64 appearances in all competitions for the Potters.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal takes on Glen Johnson of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Britannia Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Stoke on...

At the age of 33, he is undoubtedly well past his best, but that isn't to say that he doesn't have plenty left still to offer at the very highest level.

According to Football.London, Johnson could be targeted by Palace this summer, as Roy Hodgson looks to add more competition for places in the full-back department.

Stoke City's English defender Glen Johnson controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Everton at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent,...

The former Chelsea and Liverpool ace is most comfortable when deployed in the right-back position, but he can also operate as a left-back, and that kind of versatility could prove to be a real asset for Crystal Palace next season.

Johnson also offers a lot in the final third, and that kind of attacking nature would provide Hodgson with an entirely different option down the right flank next season.

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