When the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern heard reports of a goalkeeper who could be looking to leave Old Trafford, there was a nervous look spread across their collective faces.
Considering the recent links touting David De Gea as a potential £60m Real Madrid target, the idea of losing the Spaniard is a very scary one indeed. Whether or not DDG does remain in Manchester this summer remains to be seen, though a story from Bleacher Report suggest the Red Devils could lose another stopper.
Sam Johnstone is apparently emerging as a target for Premier League rivals Watford this summer, following an impressive loan stint with Aston Villa. Steve Bruce has reportedly been told he hasn’t yet got the funds to make it a permanent arrangement, while the 24-year-old himself is said to be open to finding a new home.
The Hornets are understood to have identified Johnstone as an option to increase their strength between the sticks.
Having progressed through the club’s youth academy, many of our resident Red Devils would hate to see him depart, though understand his position. With Sergio Romero also impressing in the Europa League this season, the route to the first-team will really have been difficult at Old Trafford.