Manchester United outcast Sam Johnstone is finally set to partway with Manchester United this week after failing to make himself a regular first-team player.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper is being tipped to move out of the Theater of Dreams for a very long time but he stays under Mourinho’s guide, hoping he could be given a look at by the Portuguese manager last week.
Manchester United first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea is in fine form and that has made it so difficult for Johnstone to break into the gaffer’s starting lineup.
With United set to sign Lee Grant from Stoke City despite his age – 35years, it is certain that the England international will be on his way to a new club where he would be used as the first-choice goalkeeper in the 2018-19 season.
BBC reporter Simon Stone revealed last night via his Twitter account that the Old Trafford outfits are ready to let go of the netminder this summer. He further claimed that West Brom might be his next destination as the Baggies have already reached a £6.5m agreement with United for his signature.
Stone predicted that the deal could be increased to £10m by United Vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the end of today but will be a steep price tag for the player’s signature.
Though West Brom were relegated to the Championship last week, getting much game-time with the Baggies is better than sitting United’s substitute bench for a whole season.