Wolves to battle Manchester United for West Bromwich Albion star Sam Johnstone
Johnstone was one of the better performers in what was a poor season for West Brom. The Baggies were relegated just a year after they came up to the top flight. The 28-year-old’s performances have garnered interest from West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.
The 28-year-old has just over a year left on his current deal. Given his current stock, the Baggies are seeking £20m for his services.
Wolves could be set to lose Rui Patricio to AS Roma this summer. They will then need to bring in a new goalkeeper and Johnstone could just be the man. The Englishman isn’t just homegrown but has also proven himself capable of holding his own in the top-flight.
Wolves could land around £13m for Patricio and that could ease their attempts to bring in Johnstone.
The Englishman came through the ranks at United but failed to make it to the first-team. He left United to join the Baggies permanently in 2018 and has since gone from strength to strength.
It is debatable if United will make a move for Johnstone given the strength we have in this department. However, that could change if either Dean Henderson or David de Gea leaves the club this summer.
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United have a sell-on clause of around 15% inserted into Johnstone’s contract with West Brom. This could help drive down the asking price if we do choose to make a move. At the very least, we will be in line for a financial windfall if another deal for him goes through.