Barcelona eye up possible move for Team USA star Fabian Johnson

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USA players have never been more in demand. After an impressive 2014 World Cup, USMNT stars have gained interest from around the globe as many look to venture beyond their current pastures.

And it's USA right-backs that are getting the most amount of interest from top European clubs at the moment, with Fabian Johnson following in the footsteps of DeAndre Yedlin this week, as he was linked with a move to a major club.

European interest

DeAndre Yedlin's proposed move to Tottenham may well be announced at some point this week, but it is Johnson's possible transfer that has the potential to catch the eye even more.

This is because the first choice right-back for Team USA - who can also play left-back - is being linked with global superstars FC Barcelona. The four-time Champions League winners are reportedly interested in picking up the 26-year-old as back-up to seasoned Brazilian international fullback Dani Alves.

Spanish reports

MLS Soccer have sourced Mundo Deportivo for this piece of news, and the Spanish news site believe Fabian Johnson is on their list of targets this summer, with the site giving their verdict on the player. 

"This is a winger with much range, intensity and verticality," Mundo Deportivo reported. "His deficit is neglecting his rearguard on some isolated occasions."

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Unlikely to happen 

Whether this move actually happens or not remains to be seen. As wild rumors go, this does have potential, but the majority of rumors do just tend to be just that - rumors.

It would certainly be an eye catching signing, giving US soccer fans even more reason to watch Barcelona play every week. And Johnson could be a coup for Barcelona, with his versatility proving to be his biggest asset.  

However, the reality is that Johnson was only just recently signed by Borussia Monchengladbach before the World Cup. If he does leave, it's highly likely it won't be in this transfer window.

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