West Ham will not be signing Sam Johnstone from West Brom this summer.
That’s according to high level Hammers insider Claret and Hugh.
C&H reckon that David Moyes has more pressing priorities than signing a new goalkeeper this summer.
And the Scot has full faith in Lukasz Fabianski’s ability to hold down the number one goalkeeper spot for at least another year.
David Moyes was allegedly interested in Johnstone (Claret and Hugh) but West Brom’s £20 million asking price put the Scot off immediately.
West Ham won’t be signing Sam Johnstone
The 28-year-old Baggies stopper won’t be moving to the London Stadium this summer according to Claret and Hugh.
We just think that could be a very big mistake.
Fabianski is a decent goalkeeper. But not moving to sign a successor for the 36-year-old reeks of short-termism.
Johnstone would have been a superb signing for West Ham.
Moyes missing out on top class player
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.
At 28, he probably has another eight years or even more left playing at the very highest level.
£20 million is too much for Johnstone, however. £10-15 million would have been a fairer price.
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It’s just gutting that the West Brom man seemingly won’t be joining the Hammers this summer. He could have made a big difference for us next season, that’s for sure.