Fee agreed, medical done, Man United to sell fringe player for £6.5million

Manchester United are set to sell Sam Johnstone to West Bromwich Albion, in a deal worth £6.5million, potentially rising to £10million.

That’s according to BBC journalist Simon Stone, who tweeted the news last night. Stone adds that a medical would have taken place yesterday, with the fee between United and the Baggies already agreed.

Credit where it’s due, Edward Woodward has played a blinder here. To get potentially £10million for a player who’s only donned United colours a handful of times is magnificent. That’s not a knock on Johnstone, by the way, he’s an excellent keeper.

You always felt that it was going to be tough for Johnstone to force his way into the starting line-up at Old Trafford, though. David de Gea is just sublime, while Sergio Romero is also superior. That’s even before we mention Joel Pereira, who’s arguably more talented.

The Red Devils haven’t wasted any time in replacing Johnstone either, with a move for Stoke City’s Lee Grant in the offing. Bringing more experience to the table is something that Jose Mourinho loves to do, and this was an astute signing by the self-proclaimed Special One.


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