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Spurs boss Harry Redknapp targets 6m City slicker Michael Johnson
Published : 22 Oct 2009 12:18:47Rss feed
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp looks set to make a move for Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson in January. Michael Johnson Fit but not playing: Michael Johnson could be a Spurs target Redknapp is concerned by his 'lack of options' in the centre of the park but has no plans to bring Jamie O'Hara back from his loan spell at Portsmouth. Johnson, 21, broke into the City side three years ago but since losing his place through injury, has just 60 seconds of Premier League action under his belt this season. He has also fallen behind Gareth Barry, Stephen Ireland, Nigel de Jong, Martin Petrov and Vincent Kompany in the Eastlands pecking order and a £6m bid could tempt City boss Mark Hughes to sell. And White Hart Lane boss Redknapp is keen to bolster a squad that is currently third in the Premier League table but lacking strength in depth. Redknapp said: 'Central midfield is the one area we don't have a lot of players. We've only got Palacios, Huddlestone and Jenas and I don't have many options there.' However short of players he is, though, Redknapp still considers utility man O'Hara surplus to requirements. He told The Sun: 'If Portsmouth want to keep Jamie and we've got enough players, I'll have a chat with Paul Hart and see if I can help him out.'
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