Manchester United and Tottenham will battle it out for the signature of Sam Johnstone in the summertime, after the England goalkeeper permits his West Brom contract to run its course.
Johnstone – who’s gained three senior caps for England – is eager to get again into the Premier League, and has refused the supply of a brand new deal on the Hawthorns.
Quite a lot of different golf equipment, together with Southampton, are additionally regarded as .
Steve Bruce admitted on the weekend that he expects Johnstone to go away on the finish of the season, somewhat than keep and struggle for promotion with Albion.
Johnstone got here by the Manchester United academy, and officers have saved an in depth eye on his progress since permitting him to go away the membership 4 years in the past.
There may very well be a big shake-up within the goalkeeping division at Outdated Trafford this summer season, with Dean Henderson contemplating his choices as he seeks extra common soccer.
Final season, Henderson was vying with David de Gea for the United No 1 jersey, however this season he hasn’t performed in a single Premier League match.
A mortgage transfer may very well be an choice for Henderson, who nonetheless has three years remaining on his present deal, however there are query marks about which golf equipment can be ready to pay the lion’s share of his wages.
It is thought Johnstone’s availability on a free switch means United are eager to signal him, after which contemplate Henderson’s future.
Paradoxically, each Henderson and Johnstone are determined for normal top-flight soccer so as to re-ignite the curiosity of England supervisor Gareth Southgate.
Spurs, in the meantime, have been near a deal for Johnstone in January, however determined to not pursue their curiosity as they prioritised different positions within the squad.
Antonio Conte is eager to have extra competitors for Hugo Lloris, who signed an improved contract in January on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.