West Ham United are considering making a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
That’s according to The Guardian, per Read West Ham, with David Moyes looking to bring in athe 25-year-old goalkeeper.
Johnstone spent last season on loan with Aston Villa; for whom he thoroughly impressed during an excellent season which ended unfortunately in play-off final defeat.
The report states that it’s unlikely Johnstone will make his stay at Villa Park permanent – thus making him potentially available to Premier League clubs – should United to sell him.
Our English shot-stopper has always played well when given the opportunity. However, it’s always going to be tough for him to break into the Manchester United team. With the likes of David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira ahead of him in the pecking order, the uphill battle is a huge one.
With that in mind, I think it’s time to let Johnstone leave on a permanent basis and get his football elsewhere. There is absolutely no point in keeping him and letting him rot in the reserves. Instead, the smart play would be to sell him now while he still has some value. I firmly believe that he’ll be plenty good enough to play for the majority of Premier League sides.