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Update emerges concerning Sam Johnstone’s situation at West Brom amid West Ham link

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West Bromwich Albion have failed to make any progress regarding contract talks with Sam Johnstone, according to a report from The Athletic.

The goalkeeper’s current deal at The Hawthorns is set to expire this summer and thus this particular transfer window represents the last chance that the Baggies will get to secure a fee for him.

Despite entering negotiations with Johnstone last year, West Brom have not been able to convince the keeper to extend his stay.

Having featured on three occasions for England in 2021, the keeper will be keen to remain in contention for a place in the squad and thus a move to a Premier League side in the not too distant future could be on the cards.

According to a report from The Telegraph in December, West Ham United are believed to be keeping tabs on the 28-year-old’s situation at West Brom.

Whilst the Hammers are unlikely to make a move for Johnstone this month, they are looking into the possibility of signing him on a free transfer in the summer.

Johnstone is currently being forced to watch on from the sidelines after being shown a red card during the club’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff City.

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David Button is expected to feature in Johnstone’s absence when West Brom face Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on Saturday.

The Verdict

Although Johnstone unquestionably possesses a great deal of talent, West Brom ought to be looking to cut ties with the keeper this month if he is unwilling to commit his future to the club.

However, the Baggies may have to deal with the fact that Johnstone is likely to let his contract run out before sealing a departure from The Hawthorns.

For West Brom’s sake, they will be hoping that the keeper will be able to maintain his professionalism if he does stay at the club during the current window.

By delivering the goods on a consistent basis in the Championship, Johnstone could potentially play a key role for the Baggies as they look to secure an immediate return to the top-flight later this year.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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