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Hanauer suggests ex-Fulham striker Johnson may not remain with Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer has given a fair indication that Eddie Johnson may not want to stay on at the club next year.

The 29-year old former FC Dallas, Fulham and Cardiff City striker made it clear during the 2013 MLS season that he wanted a pay rise from the Sounders and Hanauer has added to that by gently hinting that perhaps he may be looking for the exit door this offseason.

However, Hanauer did make it clear that Johnson had an option for a further year with the Sounders which still could be the outcome for the USA international.

"Just like with every guy, we're not really going to talk about specifics," Hanauer told the Seattle Times.

"Eddie's gone now with the national team, but when he gets back, we'll sit down and talk about the past year and talk about the future.

"He has one more option year, and I think I've been made pretty aware that that's probably not a salary that he wants to play at. But he does have that option year."

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