Tuesday 10 December 2019

Portsmouth to land windfall from Glen Johnson deal if Reds win Premier League

Portsmouth are set to reap up to £1 million if Liverpool win the Premier League - thanks to Glen Johnson.

Portsmouth to benefit if Red win the title.
Portsmouth to benefit if Red win the title.

England right-back Glen Johnson, who left Portsmouth for Liverpool in a £17 million deal back in 2009 could provide a huge financial boost for the Fratton Park club.

Portsmouth negotiated a seven-figure clause in Johnson’s then four-year contract which will be a major benefit to the cash-strapped League Two outfit.

Liverpool lie two points clear at the top of the table with just six matches remaining as they bid to claim their first league title since 1990.

Portsmouth are remaining tight-lipped over the details of the agreement, but the windfall would be a massive boost to their coffers.

Chief executive Mark Catlin said: “Contracts remain private and confidential and that should never change."

Johnson, now 29, was a fans favourite at Fratton Park and made 100 appearances, scoring four goals.

He won the FA Cup against Cardiff in the 2008 final and played in Europe with Portsmouth.

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