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Luton Town in talks with ex-Crystal Palace striker Andy Johnson



Luton Town manager John Still has confirmed he has held talks with former England striker Andy Johnson over a possible move to Kenilworth Road, reports the Luton on Sunday.

Luton Town are eyeing a move for Andy Johnson

Luton Town are eyeing a move for Andy Johnson 

The former Everton and Queens Park Rangers striker is currently without a club after being released by Crystal Palace earlier this month.

The 33-year-old was born in Bedford and began his youth career with Luton.

Still told Sky Sports News“We’ve had some talks. We agreed to have a talk and give it a few days.

“We weren’t rushing into it. Andrew wasn’t rushing. I think it’s a case really of talks continuing over the next week or ten days. It’s something we’ve spoken about as a club.”

Johnson, who has commanded transfer fees totalling nearly £20million during his career, left the Hatters and started his career at Birmingham City where he scored eight times in 83 appearances between 1997 and 2002.

He was sold to Palace in 2002 as part of the transfer deal that saw Clinton Morrison join Birmingham.

The striker became a popular figure at Selhurst Park in the four years he was with the Eagles and it started with a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over rivals Brighton in October 2002.

Under Iain Dowie, Johnson scored 32 goals during the 2003/04 season as Palace won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

His goalscoring continued in England’s top flight as he hit 21 league goals the following season but it wasn’t enough to keep Dowie’s side in the Premier League.

Johnson stayed with Palace for another season but left for Everton in the summer of 2006 in a £8.6million deal. He scored 74 goals in 140 appearances for the Eagles.

The striker scored 17 goals in 61 appearances for the Toffees but injuries began to take their toll in his time at Goodison Park but that didn’t stop Fulham paying a fee in the region of £10.5million for his services in July 2008.

His 10 goals helped Fulham finish in seventh place and qualify for the Europa League during the 2008/09 season but he missed nearly all of the following campaign due to a knee problem.

Johnson left Craven Cottage after 86 appearances and 13 goals in four years with the club and joined QPR on a free transfer in July 2012.

A cruciate ligament injury in September that year kept Johnson out of action for most of the 2012/13 season but he returned the following season to help the Hoops win promotion back to the Premier League via the play-offs.

The striker was released by QPR in July last year following the end of his contract and joined Palace for a second spell in September on a short-term contract but failed to make a first-team appearance.

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