Saturday, November 17, 2007

Eddie Johnson Transfer Rumors are Back

After his 15 goal, 6 assist, MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Wizards MVP season, the transfer rumors are back. Johnson turned down a move to Derby County back during the summer transfer window, and now that the January transfer window is fast approaching, the rumors are starting up again.

Although this rumor comes from The Sun, I figured I'd post this information. Apparently Derby County is still in the running for Eddie Johnson, but also, Reading is in the race to sign the Wizards striker, for the fee of 2 million pounds.

It's not surprising that Derby is still interested, they're having enough trouble scoring goals this season. Reading, though, is a bit of a surprise, as Johnson had trained with them during the offseason last year, and Steve Coppell didn't seem interested in signing him to a deal. Maybe that's changed.

Johnson would be the third American on either of those teams, joining Benny Feilhaber and Eddie Lewis on Derby or joining Marcus Hahnemann and Bobby Convey on Reading. I still don't see joining the sinking ship that is Derby as a good move, but I think a move to Reading would be a good move for Johnson, Coppell is a good coach and could definitely get a lot out of Johnson.

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