West Ham United have all of a sudden emerged as leaders within the race to signal West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. in accordance with The Athletic.
The 29-year-old has already confirmed his intentions to depart The Hawthorns on the finish of his present contract, which expires this summer time, and loads of Premier League sides have begun to circle within the hope of signing him.
Johnstone is eager to attempt to impress Gareth Southgate ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and he feels that he must play within the high flight to have an opportunity of returning to the England squad.
Tottenham Hotspur are one of many foremost contenders for the Baggies’ primary as they appear to discover a substitute for the ageing Hugo Lloris however David Moyes needs to beat their native rivals to the punch.
The Hammers have already got Lukasz Fabianski tied right down to a deal and they might additionally prefer to maintain Alphonse Areola round after his loan from PSG expires in the summertime whereas David Martin and Darren Randolph present backup.
As we’ve simply reeled off, there are already three, probably 4, goalkeepers who shall be right here subsequent season so why we have to go and purchase one other is anyone’s guess.
Admittedly, Fabianski is getting on a bit now, like Lloris, and a substitute is required sooner reasonably than later however that’s what Areola is supposed to be, absolutely? Martin and Randolph can each do a job when required too so these reviews are very odd.
He already is aware of the squad, the administration and the club and has been exemplary within the Europa League this season and there wouldn’t be too many worries if he needed to take the gloves at late discover within the league both.
There appears to have been a couple of reviews just lately of us attempting to purchase gamers in areas we don’t want them however we’ve got to hope they aren’t true as a result of Moyes is aware of the place the problems are, and he wants to handle them initially.
In different West Ham information, the boss may do with offloading this ageing defender to make room for brand new arrivals.