West Ham have plenty of work to do this summer and one of David Moyes’ most pressing concerns will be sorting out a new first-choice goalkeeper.
Manchester City loanee Joe Hart has failed to impress consistently, leading the Hammers to not look to make a switch permanent, whilst Spaniard Adrian has also endured turbulent form during his opportunities this summer.
With West Ham on the market for a new goalkeeper, one man reportedly on Moyes’ shortlist is Manchester United’s Sam Johnstone after he has caught the eye for promotion-chasing Aston Villa this season.
Villa want to sign the former England U20 international on a permanent basis but it likely hinges on whether they can return to the Premier League, whilst West Ham can offer that guaranteed option this summer.
Johnstone, incidentally, is also looking to seal a move as he revealed that his future lies away from Old Trafford. Quoted by The Mirror, he said:
“It’s very tough anyway to break in at a club like Man United. I’ve been there since I was 10-years-old but I was happy to play last year for Villa and get a full season this year. I’m enjoying playing football, I’m 25 now and you want to play every week.”
“At Man United you are probably not going to play every week. I only have a year left on my contract. Hopefully I will do my job properly , help the club get promoted and see what happens.”