The 32-year-old was once one of British football’s hottest properties, and was one of the first big-money signings at Chelsea during the Roman Abramovich era.
But after spells at Stamford Bridge, Portsmouth and Liverpool, Johnson would probably be expecting to see out his playing days at the Britannia Stadium – not the Nou Camp.
However, it is being reported by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo that Barca boss Luis Enrique is eyeing a low-cost right-back, and Johnson’s experience of playing in the Premier League and Champions League makes him ideal.
The defender was recently called-up to the England squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia – but surely there’s no way he’ll end up in the same team as Messi and Neymar?!
We’re not the only ones struggling to believe it:
Glen Johnson to Barcelona….that's the last time I ever read a gossip column.
— Rhys Hanson (@123hys) October 26, 2016
— Mirror Row Zed (@MirrorRowZed) October 26, 2016
Glen Johnson to Barcelona is straight up the most insane thing anyone has ever wrote, said or heard. Cannot be legit
— Damien Field (@MoFieldBert) October 26, 2016
Glen Johnson is being linked with a move to Barcelona. Greatest achievement in his career would be to persuade Barça to sign him over Srna.
— Nas (@NumberNineNas) October 26, 2016
Glen Johnson is a target for Barcelona i promise I will end my life .
— LukeSeber (@seber19) October 26, 2016
Glen Johnson to Barcelona??? The end is near.
— Kurt Bigg (@kurtbigg) October 26, 2016
'Glen Johnson linked with Barcelona' – don't be ridiculous.
— Pete (@PeteJLewis) October 26, 2016
Jesus Christ Barcelona want glen johnson ?
— Jack Shenton (@jackshent) October 26, 2016
Glen Johnson linked with Barcelona, apparently. Go home 2016, you're drunk.
— (((Ráj Dëvándrän))) (@Muqabala17) October 26, 2016
Is this Glen Johnson to Barcelona rumour an April fool published 7 months too late? Deary me.
— Andy Miller (@AJ_Miller) October 26, 2016
Glen Johnson to Barcelona has to be the shittest of all the shite transfer rumours sky sports have had
— Chris McCallan (@chrismccallan) October 26, 2016
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