Glen Johnson Leaving Liverpool?

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IJune 18, 2010

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 31:  Real Madrid's new coach Jose Mourinho holds a press conference at  the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on May 31, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Jose Mourinho is looking to rebuild his squad for the season ahead, and has reportedly stated his interest in Liverpool and England right back, Glen Johnson.

With Mourinho stating that he wants to bring back, “Los Galacticos” to Real Madrid, you would not necessarily put Johnson in that category which contained players such as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Ronaldo, and Roberto Carlos.

However, the former Chelsea defender has had a good season at Liverpool, who seriously underperformed last term, finishing seventh in the Premier League. He made 35 appearances, scoring three goals.

He was also one of the only England players who actually impressed against the USA in their opening game of the World Cup.

Personally, I think this is just another rumor generated by the press as it seems likely that “The Special One” will be going for Maicon, whom he managed during his successful time managing Inter Milan.

The Brazilian is a perfect fit for Real Madrid, but Inter are more than likely going to put a huge asking price on the attacking full back – nothing that will worry Mourinho I'm sure.

However, there are other English players linked to be joining Real Madrid this summer including, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, and Frank Lampard.

I personally think it is likely that Ashley Cole will be making the move to Spain, both for the money and the chance at a fresh start.

It is likely that we will see at least one English player in the Madrid team come the start of the new La Liga season.