Davies admits Johnson interest
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Derby boss Billy Davies feels Eddie Johnson could have a major impact in England.Derby County boss Billy Davies feels USA striker Eddie Johnson could have a major impact in the Premier League.
The Kansas City Wizards hit-man has been linked with a move to Pride Park, although the MLS club are determined to hang on to Johnson.
The USA international has been in sparkling form this season and he has been a long-term target of Davies.
Though not confirming he would bid for Johnson, the Rams manager acknowledged the player has the potential to be a success in English football.
"He is young, has great pace and also a point to prove because he has never played in England before," Davies told the Derby Evening Telegraph.
"He scores goals for fun and has started the American season like a house on fire. He is the most valued player in the MLS.
"Very few American players have come to this country and failed.
"They have a lot to offer, they are fit and they are very good professionals."
Johnson has been selected to start the MLS All-Star game against Celtic in Denver on Thursday evening.