Price is right
Sam Johnstone has earnt plaudits all season despite West Brom’s struggles in the Premier League. He has enhanced his reputation with a number of fine displays and of course was called up to Gareth Southgate’s most recent England squad and has a good chance of making the Euro 2020 squad.
As is often the case with teams who find themselves relegated from the Premier League, their best players are picked off by those clubs who will remain in the competition and Johnstone has his admirers.
According to a report in the Evening Standard West Brom have named their price for the player and it is £10 million.
— Jack Rosser (@JackRosser_) April 22, 2021
Tottenham may lose Hugo Lloris at the end of the season as he has been linked with a return to his homeland and a link up with former manager Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. He has another year left on his contract but if Spurs wish to make some money on the player they will have to sell him this summer, or risk him walking away for nothing.
West Ham on the other hand have Lukasz Fabianski as their first choice but even though he recently signed a one year extension, he is 36. He is backed up by 33 year old Darren Randolph and 35 year old David Martin, who is out of contract at the end of this season.
West Brom manager Sam Allardyce when asked about Johnstone said “We can only discuss that when we have secured our position as a Premier League club.”
“That would mean discussion from the hierarchy at the club and look at what they can do with Sam’s contract and try to persuade him to stay.”
“As usual, business is business. Whatever happens can only be decided then, but I think the club would do their very best to keep him.”