West Brom have a “sticky situation” on their hands with goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, says Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.
New West Brom boss Valerien Ismael recently admitted that he expects to lose both Johnstone and Matheus Pereira before the transfer window closes.
The 28-year-old shot-stopper has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs following the Baggies’ relegation to the Championship, with Tottenham and West Ham two sides who are said to be interested.
Johnstone has one year remaining on his contract, which has left West Brom in a difficult predicament, according to Hatfield.
“15 to 20 million [offer], maybe they’ll consider it,” the West Brom journalist told FFC as he discussed Johnstone’s future. “Albion may rate him higher than that, but with one year left on your contract, you’re in a sticky situation.”
Johnstone is a top ‘keeper; he proved it last season with the amount of saves he made.
In the Premier League, the England international managed to make 166 saves – the highest in the top flight.
With his contract set to expire next year, though, West Brom, of course, risk losing him for free. Considering that, maybe it is best for the Midlands club to sell their asset this summer.