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Sell or keep? Sam Johnstone at West Brom amid Tottenham transfer interest

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Tottenham Hotspur are one of several Premier League sides that are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, as per a report by Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old shot stopper is also said to be of interest to the likes of Southampton and West Ham United, with his future at the Hawthorns very much up in the air at the time of writing.

Here, we take a detailed look at the keeper’s situation in the Midlands and assess whether he should be sold or kept by the Baggies moving forwards.

Sell 

The pros of selling Johnstone are obvious for Albion, especially as the keeper is set to see his current contract with the club expire in the summer of next year.

This therefore means that the upcoming January transfer window presents the club with arguably the last chance they will have to get some money for a player that they have really helped to come on leaps and bounds in recent years.

Add to the fact that Johnstone’s stock has risen significantly after he became a regular member of the England national team and it would be fair to assume that interest in in services will be very high at the turn of the new year.

It would certainly be a shock if West Brom do not receive any offers for the keeper when the window opens.

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Keep 

West Brom are said to be pulling up all the stops as they seek to ramp up contract talks with the keeper ahead of the January window.

They have seemingly not given up hope of potentially keeping Johnstone at the Hawthorns, but there is a feeling in some quarters that they are very much fighting a losing battle.

Keeping a keeper of his quality would obviously help them to strengthen their ambitions of returning to the Premier League at the first attempt, however they do have to be realistic about the situation.

If they keep him past January without a new contract having been agreed, they will run a very real risk of losing him for nothing in the summer.


Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

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