Prior to the closing of the January transfer window, there had been a lot of hype surrounding the potential of Adam Johsnon. Well, after signing for Manchester City from Middlesbrough, punters now have there chance to see what the young Johnson has to offer.
He is a product of Middelsbrough’s youth academy, and while his favourite position is left-wing, he is adaptable to playing on the right-hand side. As he showed in his second game for City, against Bolton in the Premier League, he is known for being a pacey dribbler.
So with Johnson having had a burden put on him due to all the speculation before he completed his move, fans will now begin to wonder just how good he is. His style of play is that of a tricky winger. Loves the fancy flicks, taking his man on and of course the coloured boots. City fans will now be looking to see if the potential of Johnson can be filled with an end product to his game.
Taking players on and being able to demonstrate silky dribbling skills is something that should be encouraged because it is a rare quality in talented players. This should now relate to how effective he is on the pitch with these assets. By scoring 13 goals, in 96 games for Middlesbrough, from a wide position shows that he has an eye for the back of the net and it will be encouraging for City boss Roberto Mancini.
The 22-year-old is now at a club where he will be learning from some world-class players, so his set of talents can only be improved as he attempts to dazzle the Eastlands faithful.
Check out this video of Johnson’s skills, where the ball is like a magnet. This whilst he was still at Boro. Johnson skills