Report: Leeds United and Brighton keeping tabs on West Bromwich Albion’s Sam Johnstone,
In accordance with The Solar, Leeds United are on the lookout for a high quality goalkeeper and are keeping tabs on West Bromwich Albion’s Sam Johnstone forward of a possible switch when the window opens subsequent month.
Brighton and Hove Albion are additionally eager on the 27-year-old, and with 18 months left on his present deal, West Brom might be pressured to promote him if an appropriate provide is available in.
Leeds have 20-year-old Illan Meslier as their first-choice goalkeeper after Kiko Casilla misplaced his spot resulting from a long-term ban for alleged racism, and whereas the French teenager has been in impressed type since taking on, it seems that head coach Marcelo Bielsa is eager on an addition.
The Leeds goalie has stored 4 clear sheets and made 56 saves in 14 Premier League video games, however he has additionally conceded probably the most objectives (30) within the 2020-21 marketing campaign up to now.
Johnstone has shipped only one much less, however he has made probably the most saves (63) within the league, and has confirmed that he has what it takes to excel within the top-flight after leaving Manchester United in quest of common taking part in time.
The Englishman may additionally give Three Lions supervisor Gareth Southgate a variety headache forward of subsequent summer season’s European Championships if he retains impressing, and extra golf equipment will come for his signature ought to West Brom fail to flee the drop on the finish of the marketing campaign.
The Baggies can’t afford to have an enormous earner who may ultimately depart for nothing ought to they drop again to the English Championship, and they might be tempted to money in on him within the closing phases of the January switch window.
Leeds may do with extra expertise on the again as they give the impression of being to carry on to their top-flight standing this time period and going ahead, and having a high quality goalie will come very helpful.