Football in Brief: Adam thanks Dalglish for his persistence; Pearce signs new deal; Woodgate to the Potters; McCarthy to sign Johnson
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Charlie Adam has thanked Kenny Dalglish for showing faith in him after Blackpool rejected Liverpool's initial advances in January, before the Reds finally completed a deal last week. The 25-year-old, part of Liverpool's squad for their tour of the Far East, said: "I'd like to thank the manager for bringing me here. Some of the best players in the world are at this club so if I can learn from them I am going to improve."
Pearce signs new U21 deal
Stuart Pearce has signed a new two-year contract to remain as England Under-21 manager, the FA announced yesterday. Pearce, 49, has led the Under-21s into three successive European Under-21 Championships.
Woodgate signs for the Potters
Stoke City yesterday completed the free transfer signing of defender Jonathan Woodgate, who joins on a one-year deal after his contract at Tottenham expired. The 31-year-old former England international started out at Leeds before having spells with Newcastle, Real Madrid and Middlesbrough in a career blighted by injury.
McCarthy to sign Johnson
Wolves are close to signing Birmingham defender Roger Johnson after agreeing a fee of £7m. Johnson held talks and underwent a medical yesterday. Wolves manager Mick McCarthy failed with a £3m bid for Reading defender Matt Mills.
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