Steve Howey has exclusively told Football FanCast that David Moyes could make Sam Johnstone even better.
It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for the West Brom goalkeeper, who only made his Premier League debut last September and is now an England international and went to the European Championships.
Such is Johnstone’s form, he’s on the radar of several topflight clubs as he looks to make an immediate return to the Premier League following West Brom’s relegation.
He has just one year left on his Baggies contract, which means they’ll be surely looking to cash-in on the shotstopper this window to avoid him leaving for nothing next summer.
However, according to The Athletic, the Hammers have bid for Johnstone, although that offer of under £10m was rejected by West Brom.
Arsenal and Tottenham, who both might be looking for long-term successors for both Bernd Leno and Hugo Lloris, are also interested in signing the goalkeeper, but Howey told FFC that Moyes could make Johnstone even better, especially with his feet:
“I haven’t looked closely at what his footwork is like, but all goalkeepers are reasonably decent now with their feet.
“And it’s certainly something David Moyes would work with him to get even better.”