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West Ham ramp up Sam Johnstone interest with David Moyes in search of long-term Lukasz Fabianski replacement - report
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West Ham ramp up Sam Johnstone interest with David Moyes in search of long-term Lukasz Fabianski replacement - report

West Ham want to sign Sam Johnstone to replace Lukasz Fabianski according to a report from Football.London.

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The West Brom goalkeeper has been persistently linked with a move to the London Stadium over the past few months (ESPN, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and The Athletic).

The 28-year-old could be signed for as little as £7.5 million this summer according to The Athletic.

The Telegraph have claimed that the Baggies could demand as much as £20 million for Johnstone, however.

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The truth of the matter is that he will probably leave the Hawthorns for somewhere in between those two valuations.

West Ham eyeing Sam Johnstone as replacement for Lukasz Fabianski

The 28-year-old West Brom stopper is a key summer target for the Hammers according to a report from Football.London.

West Ham boss David Moyes is not prepared to pay £20 million for the Baggies ace, however.

The Scot sees Johnstone as the ideal long-term replacement for 36-year-old Fabianski.

We think that the 28-year-old would be a great signing for the Hammers.

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Since joining West Brom, Johnstone has been a real hit. In 131 games for the Baggies, he has let in 183 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.

£7-10 million would be good value for the 28-year-old. With just 12 months remaining on his contract at the Hawthorns, we should be paying no more than that.

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Let’s hope we manage to get a deal done for Johnstone. He would be a truly top class signing for us.