West Ham will not be signing Sam Johnstone from West Brom this summer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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