Belfast Telegraph

Johnson moves from Middlesbrough to Manchester City

Manchester City signed Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson in the last few minutes of the transfer window last night.

The former England Under-21 winger, who had been the subject of a previous bid from City, passed a medical yesterday afternoon and has signed a contract until June 2014.

No fee has been announced but it has been reported Middlesbrough will get around £7million for him.

“We are delighted that Adam has chosen to come here,” City manager Roberto Mancini said last night.

“He is a very good player with fantastic potential, and as a club we are always keen to sign British talent.”

Johnson said he believed it was time for him to leave his “comfort zone” on Teesside to become a better player.

“There has been a lot of speculation about me but I'm just glad to get it done and be signed and ready to go,” he said.

“There are a lot of reasons (for the move). City are a club going places and they are doing very well.”

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