Striker Johnson undergoes medical
Paul Lambert is close to ticking off the two major items on his January shopping list. The City boss has agreed a deal to bring in Stockport striker Oli Johnson, who has travelled to Carrow Road for a medical.
Paul Lambert is close to ticking off the two major items on his January shopping list.
The City boss has agreed a deal to bring in Stockport striker Oli Johnson, who has travelled to Carrow Road for a medical.
Stockport announced the move on their web site yesterday, saying that they had accepted an undisclosed bid for the 22-year-old, who had also agreed personal terms.
"We have an interest in Oli Johnson but it is all subject to the normal negotiations and medicals and whatever else," said City chief executive David McNally.
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Lambert is also reportedly close to signing Millwall defender Zak Whitbread, and if the double swoop is successful it means he has quickly brought in player to fill the two positions where he believed City were most lacking.
Even though Grant Holt, Chris Martin and Wes Hoolahan have supplied more than 30 league goals between them this season. Lambert has been keen to add to the competition up front.
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Johnson made his debut against a Colchester side then managed by Lambert in October, 2008, and finished the season with five goals, although he has scored just once this season in four starts.
Sky News claimed City had held a long-term interest in Johnson and tried to sign him during the last transfer window. Whitbread, 25, is out of contract this summer and was reportedly in the city for a medical yesterday - although McNally declined to comment on the speculation.
City's home game with Exeter tomorrow is currently planned to go ahead as scheduled. With more snow forecast, City are monitoring the situation, although they are urging fans to take care travelling.