Sam Johnstone is a player who can do the impossible amidst links with West Ham according to Slaven Bilic, as quoted via The Sun.
Hammers boss David Moyes has been linked with a. move to bring the West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper to the London Stadium this summer by multiple different sources including (Football.London, ESPN, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and The Athletic).
In 131 games for the Baggies, Johnstone, 28, has let in 183 goals whilst keeping 30 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
The West Brom ace has just 12 months remaining on his current deal at the Hawthorns.
With Lukasz Fabianski on the wrong side of 36 and his understudy Darren Randolph already 34, Moyes should be eyeing Johnstone as a priority signing.
Sam Johnstone to West Ham verdict delivered by Slaven Bilic
The Hammers fans will be delighted to hear what their former manager has said about the 28-year-old.
Bilic spoke to The Sun and absolutely raved about the goalkeeper who he managed during his spell in charge at West Brom:
“Sam is a terrific guy, he is so calm and such a hard worker. Sam is not a loud guy. He is very calm and doesn’t speak a lot. He is one of those guys that gives you confidence with his calmness. Sam is a great shot-stopper, great with his feet and has great technique. He’s so quick that he can dive one side and then save impossible things the other way.”
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.
He could be available for just £10 million as well according to The Athletic.
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That’s great value and West Ham absolutely have to get this one done. Johnstone could be our number one goalkeeper for the next seven or eight years.