West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could cost up to £20m this summer, journalist Luke Hatfield has told The Transfer Tavern.
The 28-year-old was one of the standout shot-stoppers in the Premier League last season, making a total of 166 saves – the most in the division.
He now looks to be heading towards The Hawthorns exit door following West Brom’s relegation to the Championship, with manager Valerien Ismael recently admitting that he expects both Johnstone and Matheus Pereira to leave the club in this transfer window.
Will West Brom sell Johnstone?
On how much it could cost to get Johnstone out of West Brom, Hatfield of the Express & Star told TT:
“I think it will take between 15, maybe £20m for Albion to say, ‘Look, we’ll do a deal.’
“He only has one year left on his current deal, so Albion have a decision to make there. Will he accept a new deal with the club still in the Championship? I think that’s highly debatable.”
After the season he has just had, it is hard to imagine no team coming in for Johnstone this summer.
West Ham, for example, are just one side currently being linked with the England international. Their current first-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is now 36 years of age, so it would not be a shock to see them move for a new No.1 like Johnstone before the end of the transfer window.
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