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Arsenal favourite delivers transfer verdict as battle with West Ham for Championship star gathers pace

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Kevin Campbell has tipped Arsenal to meet West Brom’s £10million asking price for Sam Johnstone.

Despite suffering relegation last term, the goalkeeper is attracting plenty of interest this summer after putting in some impressive displays for the Baggies which led to him being included in England’s squad for Euro 2020.

Reports from Sky Sports reported that the 28-year-old was the subject of a £6million offer from West Ham United, while The Athletic have claimed that Arsenal are also keen on making a move.

With just a year left on his contract it’s claimed that a fee of £10million is what it will take for the Baggies to sell, a fee that Campbell believes won’t be a problem for Arsenal.

Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell said: “The £6m bid is some serious low-balling from West Ham.

“They are testing the water to see if West Brom are desperate.

“You keep the £6million West Ham. Arsenal will come in with the £10million, no messing around.

“West Brom want to move and shake so they new manager can do some more business. As a football club you want to move a few of the big earners on and I think Johnstone will be towards the top end.

“I’d have been surprised if anyone got Johnstone for as little as £6million, that is very low for a player of his ability.”

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The verdict

The race to sign Sam Johnstone is certainly heating up.

The West Brom goalkeeper is too good to be playing in the Championship next season and that’s clear based on the interest in his services.

With a year left on his deal a £10million fee seems more than respectable and so it’s a surprise that the asking price hasn’t already been met.

I can’t imagine it’ll be long and Johnstone will surely be starting the season in the Premier League.


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