West Ham put off Sam Johnstone deal after West Brom set over £10million asking price
West Ham are no longer keen on signing West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after learning of his price, according to Standard Sport.
They had been keen on the England international, but manager David Moyes was put off the deal after the Baggies set an asking price of more than £10million.
West Ham are currently looking at other options as they look for a top cover and competition for Lukasz Fabianski.
Are West Brom pricing Johnstone out of a move?
The 28-year-old is set to be sold this summer, but it appears the Baggies’ asking price is driving suitors away.
Johnstone is definitely worth £10million, and we think demanding more for him is not doing us any good.
We need to cash in on him for a decent fee when there is still enough time left in the summer transfer window, as opposed to being forced to sell him on a cheap in the dying hours of the window.
West Ham appears to have already moved on to other targets, leaving the goalie with fewer potential buyers in this window.
A move to the London Stadium would have been perfect for Johnstone.
Fabianski has just a year left on his current contract at the club and the West Brom ace would be a fine successor.
With the Hammers also offering European football, Johnstone could have had the chance to boost his chances of playing with the national side.
That opportunity looks off, and we hope he gets to move to a decent team capable of challenging in the top half of the Premier League table.
In other West Brom news, the Baggies remain keen on new major signing despite excessive demands.