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West Ham still want to sign Sam Johnstone despite Alphonse Areola capture
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West Ham still want to sign Sam Johnstone despite Alphonse Areola capture

West Ham still want to sign West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone according to a report from The Sun.

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In fact, the Hammers allegedly already have an offer pencilled in for the 28-year-old stopper if he fails to sign a new deal with the Baggies.

This is all in spite of the fact that West Ham signed Alphonse Areola in January.

David Moyes is expected to make the Frenchman’s move to the London Stadium a permanent one next summer for around £11 million (Wyn Foot).

Lukasz Fabianski is out of contract in the summer, however. And Darren Randolph could be set for the exit door in January (Claret and Hugh).

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And it seems as though Moyes is planning for life without the experienced goalkeeping duo.

West Ham still want Sam Johnstone

The 28-year-old West Brom stopper is on the Hammers’ radar according to The Sun.

He is out of contract at the Hawthorns next summer so will be available on a free transfer if he fails to sign a new deal with the Baggies.

West Ham were heavily linked with a move to sign Johnstone in the summer.

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The Athletic claimed that the East London outfit were prepared to pay around £10 million for the goalkeeper in the summer but ended up signing Alphonse Areola instead.

With Fabianski and Randolph set to be gone by next summer, signing the Baggies ace on a free would be great business.

Moyes would then have two genuinely top-class goalkeepers at his disposal.

Southampton and Tottenham are allegedly keen on signing Johnstone as well. So West Ham will certainly not have things all their own way.

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Whether Moyes prioritises a move to sign Johnstone or not remains to be seen though.

Sam Johnstone at his best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afVxARN5ZMc

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