Leeds and Brighton keep tabs on WBA star Sam Johnstone ahead of potential January transfer12/26/2020
SAM JOHNSTONE is giving West Brom a headache — and putting the big guns on red alert.
Goalkeeper Johnstone, 27, tops the Premier League for saves this season.
But the Baggies may be put on the spot in the transfer window if an offer comes in, as Johnstone is a free agent in 18 months.
If new boss Sam Allardyce cannot keep West Brom up, Johnstone will enter the last year of his deal in the Championship.
That would put Albion in a bad place as he would be a big earner who could eventually leave for nothing.
The last time they can hope for a decent fee for Johnstone is at the end of the season and even then it might only be about £7million.
So if Albion are looking doomed by the end of next month, it could bring forward his ideal time to be flogged off.
Johnstone may even gatecrash England’s squad for the Euros in the summer as rival Dean Henderson struggles for game time at Manchester United.
Johnstone left Old Trafford for first-team action and has not looked back.
Clubs like Leeds and Brighton are looking for a top quality keeper.
Ideally for West Brom that would be at the end of the season. But an earlier offer would make them think.
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