Sunderland considering revoking their suspension of Adam Johnson following extended bail

Sunderland are reportedly reviewing their suspension of winger Adam Johnson after the police extended the England’s international bail following arrest on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl, reports BBC Sport.

Johnson, 27, was previously arrested following allegations of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl, which had led Sunderland to suspend the midfielder. But the North-East club have released a statement that suggest they could welcome the former Manchester City and Middlesbrough man back to the fold after the police extended his bail.

After being arrested on the 2nd of March, and subsequently questioned at the police station, Adam Johnson hasn’t played for the Black Cats since. But he could well make a return to the first-team, as Sunderland released this statement: “Following the police decision, the club will be reviewing its position (on Johnson).”

It caps what has been a miserable season for the relegation-threatened outfit on and off the pitch. Johnson’s allegations have been somewhat distracting for the club at a time where supporters have also lost their patience. In their last league game, Sunderland lost 4-0 to Aston Villa which cost former manager Gus Poyet his job. His successor Dick Advocaat could well be allowed to utilise Johnson in a bid to turn the Black Cats’ form around at the business end of the season.

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