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West Ham fans want Alphonse Areola signed instead of Sam Johnstone

West Ham fans want Alphonse Areola signed instead of Sam Johnstone

Some West Ham United fans are absolutely adamant that Fulham’s on-loan goalkeeper Alphonse Areola should be signed instead of West Brom stopper Sam Johnstone this summer.

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Hammers boss David Moyes will surely be looking to strengthen his goalkeeping department at the London Stadium over the course of the next 12 months or so.

Lukasz Fabianski has been a fine servant for West Ham over the past three years.

The Poland international seems to have regressed since suffering two serious injuries over the last 18 months, however.

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ExWHUemployee claims West Ham could look to sign either Paris Saint-Germain stopper Alphonse Areola or West Brom ace Sam Johnstone in the summer.

West Ham fans want Alphonse Areola not Sam Johnstone

Both keepers are very good shot-stoppers. They are both 28, so are at a great age to make the move to the London Stadium.

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Areola is arguably better with the ball at his feet than Johnstone is, however.

Being comfortable in possession is such a vitally important quality for a goalkeeper in the modern game, and the Frenchman has it in abundance.

Johnstone is no mug of course. He’s a very good goalkeeper in fact.

In spite of that, some West Ham fans think it’s a no brainer for David Moyes to sign the Frenchman instead of the Baggies stopper at the end of the season: