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£20m West Ham target is a Will Salthouse client - Surprise, surprise!
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£20m West Ham target is a Will Salthouse client - Surprise, surprise!

West Ham want to sign West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone this summer according to multiple sources including ESPN, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard.

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The 28-year-old Baggies stopper could be picked up for around £20 million this summer according to The Telegraph.

It would be crazy if West Ham paid anything near that amount, however.

Johnstone is out of contract in the summer of 2022.

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The Athletic claimed that the former Manchester United goalkeeper could just around £7.5-10 million. That seems like a lot more realistic price.

West Ham target Johnstone a Will Salthouse client

ExWHUemployee confirmed the notorious agent manages the 28-year-old West Brom ace’s career.

That should come as no surprise to the Hammers fans.

Salthouse and his Unique Sports Management company also have Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell, Craig Dawson, Ryan Fredericks and Darren Randolph amongst their stable of players.

The football agent has very close ties with David Sullivan.

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He played a key role in Said Benrahma’s move to the London Stadium as well (Claret and Hugh).

In all fairness, Johnstone would be an excellent addition for the Hammers this summer.

So the West Ham fans for once will not mind Salthouse palming another one of his clients onto us!

In 130 games for West Brom, he has let in 180 goals whilst keeping 30 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).

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Standing at 6ft 4in tall, the Baggies stopper cuts an imposing figure. He is dominant in the air and a great shot stopper. Johnstone is a very impressive communicator as well.

We think there is a very good chance West Ham will sign the 28-year-old this summer. And Salthouse being his agent makes Johnstone moving to the London Stadium even more of a formality in our eyes.