Date: 16th June 2009 at 11:29am
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Newcastle United turned down the opportunity to sign Glen Johnson – Liverpool’s newest recruit, valued at £17 million; who could have been snapped up for only £4 million from Chelsea in 2007.

It is has now emerged that while on loan at Portsmouth, who subsequently signed the highly-rated right-back, Newcastle United were offered the chance to sign the player by Chelsea.

After making a £4 million switch to Pompey, the player has become a fixture in the England squad and is rated as one of the brightest prospects in English football.

As United face more and more problems at the back, one may wonder why the club never seem to make right choices in the transfer market.

As Johnson makes his coveted move to Merseyside, the Toon will surely look on and lament another shambolic decision.