West Brom will now demand £20 million for alleged West Ham United target Sam Johnstone in the summer according to a report from The Telegraph.
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The Hammers are in good shape to sign the 28-year-old goalkeeper due to the fact that we can offer him regular first-team football (The Telegraph).
The Evening Standard recently linked West Ham with a move to sign the former Manchester United stopper.
David Moyes would be wise to bring a top class goalkeeper to the London Stadium this summer.
Numbers one and two Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph will be 36 and 34 respectively before the start of next season and are both on the decline.
West Ham told to spend big for Sam Johnstone
The Telegraph reckon that the 28-year-old West Brom ace will now cost £20 million.
That is a serious amount of money for someone who is out of contract at the Hawthorns in the summer of 2022.
The Evening Standard suggested that £10 million will be enough to prise Johnstone away from the Baggies. That seems like a far more reasonable fee to pay for the 28-year-old.
The West Brom keeper would be an exceptional signing for West Ham. But not for £20 million.
We simply haven’t got that kind of cash to be splashing out on goalkeepers. Let’s hope that common sense prevails. West Brom could lose him for nothing in just over a year after all.
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Hopefully some common ground can be found.
Signing Johnstone for £8-10 million would be great business for West Ham. David Moyes shouldn’t be paying anything more than that for the Baggies ace, however.