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Sensible Deal A No Brainer
Speaking exclusively to Genting, he said: “Neymar is a world class player. If Chelsea can sign him for a sensible deal then obviously he would be a good signing.
“Whether it is realistic or not, I’m not sure, but if they can get it over the line for something sensible then it's a no brainer.”
On Sterling Deal
Thomas Tuchel’s outfit have already made a splash in the transfer market, after signing Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling for £47.5milion last week.
And Johnson was surprised the Citizens were willing to part with such a top-class footballer.
“It surprised me at the beginning that City were willing to let Sterling go,” he explained.
“Obviously he’s a fantastic player and of course if he was available, it doesn't surprise me that Chelsea were interested and I think they have a fantastic player on their hands.
“As long as they get him enjoying his football and enjoying life, then they will have a world class player on their hands.”
Mount Impact Crucial
Chelsea also need to maximise the talent already at Stamford Bridge, if they are to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City at the Premier League’s summit next season.
That includes making sure that Mason Mount maintains top form, after his impressive 2021/22 campaign tailed off in the latter stages.
The 23-year-old has hit the ground running in pre-season, having got on the scoresheet and been named Man of the Match against Club America on Sunday.
Johnson is excited by the midfield maestro’s prospects this term, but believes he must now take his game to the next level.
“Yes, I do believe it's time for Mount to kick on,” he said.
“He’s impressed everybody – when he first started, people just assumed he was a young English player performing well at the moment but not expecting him to kick on, but he’s won their Player of the Season in the last two years.
“I like him a lot and I think he deserves to be playing. He’s performing at every level and he could go on to be one of the best.”
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