May 16, 2021

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Johnstone himself a summer target

Manchester United are just one of the clubs in the Premier League that want to sign Sam Johnstone this summer, as West Brom wants as much as 20 million pounds for their number one goalkeeper.

The Red Devils now boast the embarrassment of wealth in their goalkeeping squad, with Dean Henderson and David de Gea vying to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first choice.

Sam Johnstone is an excellent player for Albion this season
Sam Johnstone has been an excellent Albion player this season Michael Steele / Getty Images

It is well documented that United currently pay over £ 500,000 a week in wages for their goalkeeper arsenal. However, as Lee Grant and Sergio Romero are expected to leave at the end of the season, and the club is exploring the possibility of relocating De Gea, reinforcements may be needed.

Johnstone is in star form this season and is one of the highlights of Baggies’ disappointing campaign.

The Sam Allardyce boys are ten points in an attempt to maintain their status in the Premier League and with only the remaining four games of the season they are already valuing some of their valuable assets on the horizon.

Johnstone is undoubtedly in the category of players who will attract the highest level of interest, and The Telegraph reports that they have estimated the shooter at 20 million pounds, as United monitors his displays.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be on the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer Pool / Getty images

Solskjaer’s country is not the only interesting country where the report adds that Johnstone is also on the radar of Tottenham and West Ham.

The Spurs’ attempt to strengthen their goalkeeping capabilities has been documented for some time, with club captain and first-choice stopper Hugo Loris seeming to be even more likely to make costly mistakes in recent seasons.

If United are involved in bidding while striving to provide Johnstone’s services, of course, former United goalkeeper Tom Heaton is also on their wish list this summer.

After missing approximately a year of football after a nasty injury last season, Heaton found himself playing a second violin for former Arsenal footballer Emiliano Martinez after regaining his match and may be open to leaving Villa Park.