Fans of West Bromwich Albion have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relayed a report regarding the potential sale of the Baggies goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone, this summer.
According to a report by The Athletic, Johnstone is determined to remain in the Premier League next season, be that with Sam Allardyce’s relegation-threatened side or another interested party, with West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United all thought to be keen on the 28-year-old.
It is also reported that, should they indeed drop down to the Championship this summer, West Brom would be open to selling the shot-stopper, with a fee of between £7.5 million and £10 million mentioned by The Athletic as a realistic figure the Baggies would be demanding for a player of Johnstone’s age, profile and contract situation.
However, after WBA Report relayed this news on Twitter, fans of West Brom flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing furious at the prospect of losing the £5.4 million-rated ‘keeper for the amount quoted in the report.
Should West Brom take £7.5m for Johnstone this summer?
So, what exactly did these West Bromwich Albion fans have to say in reaction to the report regarding Sam Johnstone?
“Typical West Brom. Selling a £20m player for £7m.”
“He’s worth at least £12-15m, especially having just had an England call up! Doesn’t make the stupid mistakes that Pickford makes and has been far better than Pickford and Henderson this season, IMO.”
“Poor contract management. Regardless of what anyone thinks, you shouldn’t let this contract situation arise.”
“Same old story.”
“Didn’t we sign him for £10m? Develop him to the point of and England call up and make a loss of £2.5m. Only Albion could do that.”
“£7.5m for an England goalkeeper. Ha, hilarious.”
“Albion business this. Pure nonsense. Buy high sell low.”
“Only Albion would settle for £7.5m.”
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