JOHNSON PLANNING ON FULHAM RETURN
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Monday, June 28, 2010
Despite rumors of a new contract with Greek club Aris, striker Eddie Johnson says that he is still a member of Fulham and is planning on being with the Cottagers come preseason.

Johnson had been loaned by the London club to Aris in January of 2010 where he appeared in 16 Super League matches and tallied five goals.

Reports out of the Greek media surfaced that a two year deal for Johnson would be made official this week, however this came as a news to the Bunnell, Florida native who waved off any talk of a new contract for now.

"I know that Aris is interested in me but I haven't talked about a new contract with them," Johnson told YA. "They haven't talked with Fulham about me so there is no signing of a contract right now."

The former Kansas City Wizard was named to US national team head coach Bob Bradley's 30 man provisional roster but was not selected to the final 23 man squad to travel to South Africa.

By not traveling with the US team, Johnson has been off since late May and says that he will be joining up with Fulham for the start of the team's preseason early next month.

"I'm just getting ready to go back to England," concluded Johnson. "I'm still a member of Fulham and I'll be with the team for preseason starting July 7th."
Nick W
Monday June 28, 2010 11:14 pm
Jim -

very insightful, thanks! I read waaaaaay too many ignorant comments from fans lately...thanks for the info!
Jim Lough
Monday June 28, 2010 2:24 pm
Eddie Johnson appears to have made progress in Greece. For once, his future will be decided by two clubs seeking his services in Europe. He could stay in Greece and continue to get playing time or try his luck back at Fulham. Fulham will be without a true backup behind Gera (if Gera does not go back to the midfiled) to give them a spark off the bench. Andy Johnson is coming off of knee surgery and was already losing the pace he would need to have an impact. Kamara may stay with Celtic. David Elm is more of a backup for Zamora than a partner. So there could be some playing time for EJ. If there isn't, he could still go out on loan in January. I could see him getting another look on the National squad with a new coach. The current crop certainly had their shot in South Africa and did not impress.
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