West Ham United boss David Moyes has now decided to scrap a move for West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone – who is believed to be tied with Tottenham.
That’s according to The Timeswho claim Moyes has now decided against bringing Johnstone to East London.
The Sun reported in March that a move for West Ham to sign Johnstone was “a long way down the road”.
However, it seems Moyes has pulled the plug at every step and Johnstone will not join West Ham.
Johnstone is out of contract this summer and will leave West Brom.
Steve Bruce has now benched Johnstone in favor of David Button, signaling the end of his time with The Hawthorns.
England international Johnstone will be aiming for a free transfer but West Ham have seemingly pulled out of the race.
The same report adds that West Ham are now eyeing Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as they eye a new stopper.
Lukasz Fabiański turned 37 on Monday and Alphonse Areola is only on loan, so Moyes is keen to sign a new goalkeeper.
West Ham’s decision certainly makes Johnstone tied to Tottenham
Unless Johnstone joins West Ham, it is becoming increasingly likely that he will join Tottenham this summer.
Reports suggest Tottenham are confident a deal will be finalized for Johnstone, having opted against a January deal.
Tottenham are sending loanee Pierluigi Gollini back to Atalanta this summer. Hugo Lloris will need competition and Johnstone ticks all the boxes.
Free agent, international player, homegrown and with Premier League experience.
That’s ideal for Tottenham and Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle has praised the goalkeeper as “outstanding”.
Beating West Ham in a signing is always nice for Tottenham and it looks like Johnstone prefers north London to the east of the capital.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/19/west-ham-david-moyes-sam-johnstone-tottenham-hotspur/ Moyes scraps move from West Ham as ‘outstanding’ free agent…he now looks like he’s tied to Tottenham