Speaking to talkSPORT, journalist Alex Crook has shared an exciting West Ham transfer development – going on to proclaim that the Irons are now ‘frontrunners’ to sign West Bromwich Albion keeper Sam Johnstone and a summer deal ‘could well happen’.
The Lowdown: Johnstone linked to West Ham
Reliable sources like ExWHUemployee (via Hammers News) have backed reports of West Ham’s interest in the keeper, with the Hammers arguably soon in need of an heir to Lukasz Fabianski.
The Poland international, at 36-years-old, isn’t getting any younger – but the club’s announcement of a new deal for the ex-Arsenal keeper may buy GSB some time to bring in a long-term replacement.
The Latest: West Ham now ‘frontrunners’ for Johnstone
Crook explains that West Ham are now leading the pack to sign Johnstone after West Brom’s relegation was recently confirmed.
“On the subject of goalkeepers, West Ham are looking at Sam Johnstone, who has had an excellent season at West Bromwich Albion and made more saves than anybody else,” said the reporter (via talkSPORT).
“He could yet find himself in the England squad for the European Championships. I’ve been told this morning that West Ham are the frontrunners to sign Sam Johnstone.
“They want competition for Lukasz Fabianksi and this is a deal which could well happen this summer.”
The Verdict: Do it GSB…
Still in his prime at 28-years-old, Johnstone could also be performing at a high level for years to come.
Indeed, for a possible fee around the £10m mark, this could potentially be one of the steals of the summer.
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