23/06/2009 10:18,

Scouting: Adam Johnson

The latest of our scouting reports - from Talking Reds poster Paul Baynes - focuses on the Middlesbrough and England starlet...

Player name: Adam Johnson
Club: England, Middlesbrough
Position: Left winger
Age: 21

Match Scouted
: England 1-1 Germany, 22 June 2009

Key Moment: Constantly took on his marker and tried to beat him down the flanks. Deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award.

Strengths: Fast, good footballing brain, excellent left foot - a proper winger.

Weaknesses: Possibly his level of consistency when it comes to crossing.

Suitability: With Ronaldo's departure imminent we could do with extra wing cover for Nani, Park and Tosic.

Estimated Cost: Relegated Middlesbrough would be relunctant to sell as they attempt to bounce straight back into English football's top flight, but I imagine they would be tempted by an offer between £8-12million from United.

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