Adam Johnson visa issue means he may not join Sunderland tour of USA

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

Sunderland star Adam Johnson faces a wait to see if he will join his team-mates on the plane to the USA for their pre-season trip.

There have been question marks over whether Johnson – on bail over child sex charges – will travel to the USA and Canada due to his ongoing legal problems, which could affect his ability to get a visa.

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat refused to be drawn on whether Johnson would head across the Atlantic when asked about the £10million winger.

“I will make the final decision about the squad (for America) on Friday after the game,” he replied.

Johnson has denied three charges of sexual activity with a child and one of grooming. He will appear before Durham Crown Court again on August 3.

The US Embassy said they don’t comment on individual cases.