West Ham in advanced talks to sign Sam Johnstone on a free transfer from West Ham in the summer according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Hammers are leading the race to sign the 28-year-old Baggies goalkeeper.
In fact, it is alleged that a deal for West Ham to sign Johnstone is ‘a long way down the line’.
Hammers manager David Moyes will be an incredibly busy man in the transfer market this summer.
The Scot needs to bring four or five top-class players to the London Stadium, especially with so many players set to be either sold or released.
It must be said though, the goalkeeping department seems to be one area where we are fairly well covered.
Darren Randolph is set to be sold in the summer (Claret and Hugh) whilst Lukasz Fabianski probably only has one or two years left playing at the very highest level.
Having said that, Alphonse Areola will surely be signed on a permanent deal from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and we have highly rated youngsters Joseph Anang, Nathan Trott and Krisztián Hegyi coming through the ranks.
Still though, it appears as though Moyes wants to add even more competition to his ranks between the sticks…
West Ham in advanced talks to sign Sam Johnstone
The 28-year-old West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper is all set to leave the Hawthorns on a free transfer at the end of the season.
And it seems as though the Hammers are close to agreeing a deal to bring him to the London Stadium for absolutely nothing.
That’s what The Sun reckon anyway, for what it’s worth.
Johnstone would be a solid addition for West Ham, as long as we keep Areola as well of course. The 28-year-old has been described as a ‘brilliant’ player by West Brom News.
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.
Johnstone has conceded 412 goals in 355 career games and has kept 112 clean sheets in the process (Transfemarkt).
Considering the fact that he’ll be available on a free transfer in the summer, signing him seems like an absolute no-brainer for West Ham United.
And it seems as though that is exactly the way in which David Moyes is thinking as well.