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Wolves urged to move for ‘world class’ EFL player

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Steve Bull has urged his former club Wolves to sign “world class” West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone this summer. 

Johnstone is part of Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 England squad after a season that saw him named Albion’s Player of the Season for his impressive displays in the Premier League.

Wolves number one Rui Patricio linked with a move to Roma and, according to The Athletic, the Baggies shot-stopper is on the Molineux outfit’s radar as a potential replacement.

West Ham United and Manchester United have also been touted as potential suitors, while Albion are said to value Johnstone at £20 million despite his contract expiring next summer.

Even so, it seems Bull – who spent 13 years at Wolves – wants his former club to sign the 28-year-old this summer and identified him as the sort of character that you’d want in the squad.

Speaking to This Is Futbol, he said: “He’s kept his feet firmly on the ground, and you could do with someone like that.

“They’re not all big time Charlie’s, so get him down the club all day long because he’s a world class goalkeeper and a great shot-stopper.”

Johnstone came through the Manchester United academy but joined the Baggies permanently in July 2018 and has been a key figure since.

According to Transfermarkt, United will receive 15% of the fee in any deal that sees the keeper leave The Hawthorns.

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The Verdict

Calling Johnstone world class is a very bold claim and perhaps a bit over the top by Bull, despite how impressive he was for the Baggies last season.

However, there’s no doubt in my mind that the 28-year-old deserves to be playing Premier League football next term and given his contract situation, you’d expect to see him join a top flight club before the window is over.

Wolves would seem a perfect fit, with Patricio linked with a move away and Johnstone already in the West Midlands area.

Alex Palmer looks an ideal replacement for the keeper, so the Baggies should be looking to capitalise on any interest before the window closes.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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