Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are battling it out to sign West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone according to a report from The Telegraph.
Football Insider claims that the Hammers are leading Spurs in the race for the 28-year-old Baggies stopper, however.
Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his goalkeeping ranks at the London Stadium.
Lukasz Fabianski, 36, is clearly on the decline. Meanwhile, the Pole’s backup Darren Randolph is no more than an average goalkeeper at best.
The Irishman is now 34 as well.
West Brom ace Johnstone would be a great signing for the East London outfit.
Blow for Tottenham as West Ham allegedly lead Sam Johnstone race
Football Insider reckon that the Hammers have leapfrogged Spurs in the chase for the 28-year-old West Brom stopper’s signature.
The Athletic claims that the 28-year-old could be available for just £7.5 million this summer. That is truly outstanding value.
This just has to be a deal that Moyes gets done asap. We will regret it if we don’t act fast enough.
Since joining West Brom, Johnstone has been a real hit. In 129 games for the Baggies, he has let in 177 goals whilst keeping 30 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
Standing at 6ft 4in tall, the West Brom stopper cuts an imposing figure. He is dominant in the air and a great shot stopper. The Baggies ace is a very impressive communicator as well.
Considering Hugo Lloris’s recent decline, missing out on Sam Johnstone to West Ham would be an extremely big blow for Tottenham.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper would be a very sound addition for the Hammers. Come on Sully, don’t hang about!