England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is set for a return to the Premier League with West Brom sacking to let him leave for FREE next summer amid interest from West Ham and Southampton
- Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone ends season at West Brom
- Championship club resign to let him leave for free next summer
- West Ham and Southampton are some of the clubs interested in the ‘keeper’
- The move could boost England’s Gareth Southgate squad
England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is poised for a return to the Premier League to give Gareth Southgate a big boost.
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper expires at the end of the season Sports post understand that the Championship club is now pretty much resigned to the prospect of Johnstone leaving on a free transfer for next season.
West Ham and Southampton are among the clubs interested in taking Johnstone in the summer, although a number of clubs are also planning to take a step.
Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is ready for a return to the Premier League as West Brom will let him leave
Johnstone has managed to keep his place in the England squad after WBA’s relegation to the championship last season, despite Southgate’s reluctance to select players not involved in top-level football.
Southgate rate Johnstone very highly and are keen to keep the keeper involved at international level.
With that in mind, the 28-year-old’s return to top-flight Southgate will be music to your ears.
Top move would boost Gareth Southgate and ‘keeper’s England chances’
At the moment it seems unlikely that WBA will let Johnstone leave in January in their pursuit of an immediate return to the Premier League.
A sizable bid of nearly £10m could force the Baggies to sell him in January, but with a huge cash shot at stake through promotion, Johnstone who stays with the Hawthorns until his deal expires will likely be deemed more valuable to the club .
The Baggies could extend his contract, but the goalkeeper will be able to earn much more elsewhere next season.