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West Brom: Sam Johnstone ‘very keen’ on Premier League switch

West Brom: Sam Johnstone ‘very keen’ on Premier League switch -West Bromwich Albion Transfer Rumours

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is reportedly ‘very keen’ to join West Ham and remain in the Premier League ahead of next season.

The Lowdown: Star performer for West Brom

The Baggies were relegated back to the Championship after a disappointing campaign, with Sam Allardyce unable to steer them away from the drop.

Johnstone stood out as one of West Brom’s most consistent performers starting 37 out of 38 league games and being hailed as ‘magnificent’ by Allardyce.

Focus now turns to planning promotion back to the top flight, but the Baggies may have to do that without the England international.

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The Latest: Johnstone keen on West Ham move

According to Football Insider, Johnstone is keen on the idea of moving to West Ham this summer, potentially replacing Lukasz Fabianski as first choice.

The Hammers are believed to be ‘lining up a bid’ for the 28-year-old, with Tottenham and Manchester United also linked with him in the past.

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The Verdict: Big loss for Baggies

There seems an inevitability about Johnstone moving on, considering that he is part of England’s provisional Euro 2020 squad and wants to be playing at the top level.

While it would be a huge bonus to keep hold of him beyond the summer, West Brom must accept the likelihood that their star players might not be content to be playing in the second tier of English football.

That being said, assuming Johnstone does leave, it would generate funds to spend on new signings, as likely new manager Chris Wilder looks to make a strong start to life at The Hawthorns.

In other news, one attacking player has been linked with a return to West Brom – find out who it is here.


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