West Ham United could make a move to sign West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone for around £7.5 million this summer according to a report from The Athletic.

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Baggies boss Sam Allardyce is prepared to sell the 28-year-old if his side suffer relegation down to the Championship this season.

Johnstone moved to the Hawthorns from Manchester United in the summer of 2018 for around £6.5 million (The Athletic).

And the 28-year-old has been a real hit with West Brom. In 123 games for the Baggies, he has let in 166 goals whilst keeping 29 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).

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West Ham signing Sam Johnstone would be a smart move

Hammers boss David Moyes should be looking at bolstering his goalkeeping options over the course of the next 12 months.

Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph will be 36 and 34 respectively before the start of next season. Neither of them are particularly reliable from a fitness perspective either.

 

West Ham do have some talented youngsters amongst their ranks in the form of Joseph Anang, Nathan Trott and Krisztian Hegyi. None of them are anywhere near ready to be playing regular first-team football in the Premier League, however.

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West Brom ace Sam Johnstone would be a real upgrade on Randolph and he would push Fabianski all the way for the number one spot next season.

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

£7.5 million for the 28-year-old would be incredible business for the Hammers.

And West Ham should be going all out to sign Sam Johnstone for that price in the summer.

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