Man United are mulling over the possibility of bringing back ex-shot-stopper Sam Johnstone from West Bromwich Albion in the summer transfer window. England international came through the Red Devils academy but was never able to make the grade to the first-team owing to the immovable presence of David de Gea in goal.
And after a series of loan spells across the lower tiers of English football, Sam left Man United permanently in 2018, signing for the Baggies. In his three years at West Brom, Johnstone has cemented his status as the first-choice as well as one of the top shot-stoppers in PL, which resulted in him getting called up to the Three Lions last month.
Having helped the Baggies to promotion to the PL, the 28-year-old goalkeeper has been one of the few positives for them in what has been a poor season so far. Nevertheless, with Baggies staring at the prospect of relegation from the top-flight and Englishman’s deal expiring in little over a year, he could be on the move at the end of the campaign.
And, this has alerted former club Man United, who could be in the market for a new shot-stopper this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has two top custodians in the form of David de Gea and Dean Henderson at his disposal currently.
While the former had been the undisputed No. 1 since the start of the campaign, that has changed in recent weeks, with Henderson taking over the mantle, having started Red Devils last two league games despite David’s availability.