Sunderland sign Johnson
Adam Johnson has left Manchester City to link up with Sunderland
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has completed a sensational deal to land Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.
The England international has signed a four-year contract after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.
O'Neill has been on the Easington-born midfielder's trail for several weeks after it became apparent that his days at the Etihad Stadium were drawing to a close, and his arrival on Wearside just hours after Wolves striker Steven Fletcher capped a good day for the Ulsterman.
A delighted O'Neill said: "Adding quality players to the squad has been our main aim this summer and Adam certainly fits that bill.
"He has terrific ability, great delivery and I'm sure he is a player who will excite our fans. I couldn't be more delighted to have him at the football club."
Johnson, 25, is a product of Middlesbrough's Academy and has won 12 full England caps to date.
However, he missed out on a trip to Euro 2012 and will hope his latest move could help to revive his international career.
Johnson played 96 times for first club Middlesbrough, scoring 13 goals, before he moved on to City in 2010.
But after 73 games, which produced 11 goals, he has now moved to Sunderland.
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Well I'm shocked that he's gone there, i hope he doesn't regret it. But at least he will get some games under his belt.
But why none of the top 6 clubs didn't come in for him i don't know.
Or have you to be the Mundane and just hard working? as this seems to be what the talentless Managers we have had in the past prefer!Players with flair and great ability are the ones who are blamed when the game plan goes wrong..usually due to the inept ability of the lesser talented players....but they may have worked hard!!! so they are left in the side,when any one with a shred of football knowledge would do differently.Last game against ITALY the midfield were terrific,l would like to see the stats on how many chances were created by that midfield against the stats when we played ITALY in the Euro's!!
cya adam, hope you enjoy it at sunderland, just dont score against us
There goes his England career. Should've gone to one of the Big 4 (outside Manchester City).