West Bromwich Albion fans do not seem to worried about the prospect of Sam Johnstone leaving the club after he revealed he wants to stay in the Premier League for the rest of his career.
Johnstone has been an ever-present for the Baggies so far this campaign, playing in 22 of their 23 matches in the Premier League (Transfermarkt). West Brom have conceded 52 goals overall (Sky Sports) – far from a good record – but a lot of that cannot be blamed on the shot-stopper. No goalkeeper in the top flight has made more saves than the 27-year-old this season (FB Ref).
In an interview with The Athletic, £5.85m-valued Johnstone (Transfermarkt) has revealed that he wants to stay in the English top division for the rest of his career after the long path he took to get there. With the Baggies staring relegation in the face – they are 11 points from safety with 15 games remaining – he will likely need to leave the club if he wants to stay amongst the elite next term.
Will Sam Johnstone be at West Brom next season?
The fans don’t seem too worried about the prospect of his departure. The interview in question was shared by journalist Steve Madeley on Twitter, and the fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the comments from Johnstone below
“Bye then, Sam.”
“Dont mind if he leaves as long as Palmer takes his spot”
“Bye bye Sam. Thanks for your efforts this season. Sorry others couldn’t match them. Good luck in the rest of your career.”
“He can go for me. Yes hes been much better in prem and interestingly without crowds. Palmer is our future in that position”
“Sell and bring Palmer back put him into the side I feel like he has waited so long for a chance to get into the first team keeps performing in loan”
“Great shot stopper, dreadful distribution and flaps at crosses. Presuming we will get relegated, I hope we get a good price for him and get a more rounded goalie in.”
“Some good keepers coming behind him , right offer and I’d accept . Great shot stopper but never been convinced on crosses .”
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