Sam Johnstone has informed close friends of his desire to leave West Brom and join West Ham, according to Football Insider.
The goalkeeper faces an uncertain future at the Hawthorns following West Brom’s relegation from the Premier League this season.
The 28-year-old kept six clean sheets in 37 appearances this season, conceding 74 goals as they fell back into the Championship.
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Johnstone is out of contract at the end of next season, so West Brom may look to cash in this summer rather than lose him for nothing next year.
According to The Sun, West Ham are among those keen on signing the goalkeeper, with Manchester United also being credited with an interest.
But according to Football Insider, Johnstone’s sights are set on a move to West Ham.
It is claimed that Johnstone has made it clear to close friends that he is ‘very keen’ on a move back to the Premier League with West Ham.
I’m not sure whether a move to West Ham would be the best for Johnstone to be honest.
He’s 28-years-old and needs to be playing regularly, but would he get into the team ahead of Lukasz Fabianski?
Of course, first-team chances at West Ham are far more than likely than at Man United, as one of David de Gea or Dean Henderson are likely to start next season.
But even though Johnstone has aspirations of playing in the Premier League, he needs to consider his next move carefully and move if it feels completely right.