Manchester United want to sign West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, according to The Sun.
And the report says Johnstone is at the top of United’s wishlist if David De Gea or Dean Henderson leave the billionaire-owned [Forbes] club.
De Gea is reportedly unhappy at Man United so a summer loan exit could potentially happen [ESPN].
Exit looking more likely
Johnstone’s contract situation meant there was always likely to be interest in the keeper this summer.
However, the news of clubs wanting to sign him has come thick and fast, and indicates he has no future at The Hawthorns.
It would be a shame to see him go as he has been our best player this season.
However, multiple clubs wanting the 27-year-old could allow Albion to raise their price demands.
Spurs and West Ham have keepers who are 34 or older so need to find a replacement while United’s situation is messy.
Johnstone has proved himself in the Premier League so could be a solution at each of their clubs.
Alan Shearer is a big fan, too, saying Johnstone “was the difference” in West Brom beating Sheffield United earlier in the season while Gary Lineker hailed the goalkeeper as “sensational” after a stunning performance against Man United in February.
Johnstone’s form has attracted attention from big clubs and since he came through the ranks at United, we can see him being eager to prove himself back at Carrington.
In other West Brom news, one Albion player has shared a desire to leave on a permanent basis in the summer.