As a result, he is now considering putting in a formal request to be moved from Moorland Prison, where he is something of a celebrity.
The disgraced former England player is said to be running a con footie team, named after himself, and was caught on video bragging about his exploits in having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl.
“He has been talking about putting in a transfer request”
But after that video surfaced, where Johnson said he wished that he had sex with the girl, he was moved to solitary confinement for his own safety.
An inside source told The Sun: “He is in bits. The other lag was doing him a favour tipping him off but it has left Johnson beside himself with worry.”
The lag did not elaborate on when the attack would take place, leaving Johnson constantly looking over his shoulder.
Adam Johnson and Stacey Flounders
“They are really concerned about him as well.
“He is desperate for a move from Moorland and has been talking about putting in a transfer request.”
The Court of Appeal rejected his most recent challenge against his conviction in March.
And the prisoner was forced to spend his 30th birthday behind bars.