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Exclusive: Pundit backs Sam Johnstone for West Ham move

Exclusive: Pundit backs Sam Johnstone for West Ham move - Exclusive

Following their qualification for next season’s Europa League, David Moyes will recognise that he must improve not just his starting lineup but also his squad, and former Premier League defender Steve Howey believes that Sam Johnstone could do that.

Johnstone is widely expected to leave West Brom this summer following the Baggies’ relegation to the Championship, but the shot-stopper can hold his head up high having earned two England call-ups during the season.

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Reports suggest the 28-year-old could be available for a cut-price £10m fee this summer and the London Stadium could be an ideal place for him considering Lukasz Fabianksi is 36-years-old now and has picked up a few injuries in the last two seasons, which has seen him miss 135 days.

Johnstone could come in and be a great number two at West Ham or Moyes could even put his trust in him and make him the number one after impressing this year. Either way, Howey believes he is good enough to join the Hammers, exclusively telling The Transfer Tavern:

I think he’s a very good goalkeeper and he’s up there with the best for most saves made in the season, so yeah he would be a great keeper.”

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Fabianski has been a loyal servant for the Hammers since he joined from Swansea City in 2018 having made 304 saves during his time with West Ham.

If funds are available then Moyes would likely want to add bits of quality through the squad and in most positions but that is unlikely to be possible so he may choose to target key areas such as a striker and number 10.

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