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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 12:59:19 PM »
Great signing. Allows us to move Foster on, probably at a profit. Villa fans rate him highly so this will remove some of the toxic atmosphere from the club.
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 01:01:27 PM »
Good signing if we get it over the line. Knows the area. Solid keeper, knows the league, enables him to be a first team regular for a few years as he is toung.
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 01:24:08 PM »
Happy with this - think he's a good keeper with plenty of age on his side
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 01:27:36 PM »
We have not signed him yet, we have just alerted the usual suspects as to his availability so that they can go and get him.......
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 01:30:52 PM »
We have not signed him yet, we have just alerted the usual suspects as to his availability so that they can go and get him.......

Pretty much my thought on this as well.
Need to get him over the line first before we start saying how good or bad the signing it "is"
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 01:36:27 PM »
This would be an excellent signing, would be no 1 for 10 years as foster was.

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 01:40:51 PM »
We have not signed him yet, we have just alerted the usual suspects as to his availability so that they can go and get him.......

You think agents and clubs find out about player availability through the press?

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 01:42:07 PM »
I think we all know the story
Man Utd want 5 million for him so we offer3
Offer rejected so after a week we up it to 3.25 with them re affirming that the price is 5
We up our offer to 3.5 stating we are unable to lever him out of Man Utd
Next day some one pays 5 million and we lose out

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 01:42:42 PM »
You think agents and clubs find out about player availability through the press?

No Hampshire, I was being sarcastic.......
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 01:42:47 PM »
If we can get a decent fee for Foster at his age then I guess it’s a good move but I’m gutted about this whole Foster saga. Sad to see a club favourite go in this way and it also introduces uncertainty about our goalkeeping position, regardless of how highly rated Johnstone is.

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 01:43:14 PM »
No Hampshire, I was being sarcastic.......

As you were ;)

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2018, 02:24:20 PM »
I think we all know the story
Man Utd want 5 million for him so we offer3
Offer rejected so after a week we up it to 3.25 with them re affirming that the price is 5
We up our offer to 3.5 stating we are unable to lever him out of Man Utd
Next day some one pays 5 million and we lose out

You know Albion too well >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 02:32:35 PM »
You think agents and clubs find out about player availability through the press?

Don’t they find out by reading this board?
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2018, 02:40:42 PM »
You know Albion too well >:( >:( >:(

I know the procedure well over the past 40 years of being a season ticket holder

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 03:41:41 PM »
Anything under £6m and the club quite simply just have to pay it. He's a fantastic goalkeeper who has age on his side. Won't get a better replacement than this bloke and he is destined to be a PL keeper which might be the only stumbling block.

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 03:48:28 PM »
Lets hope the club can get this done quickly before someone else comes in and snatches him.

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2018, 03:49:52 PM »
I think we all know the story
Man Utd want 5 million for him so we offer3
Offer rejected so after a week we up it to 3.25 with them re affirming that the price is 5
We up our offer to 3.5 stating we are unable to lever him out of Man Utd
Next day some one West Ham pay 5 million and we lose out
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 03:53:21 PM »
You think agents and clubs find out about player availability through the press?

Its equally naive to think that it never happens either

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 04:01:46 PM »
Would be extremely happy to see him come in. The Villa fans love him and the couple I have spoken to today are gutted that we are potentially signing him.

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 04:26:00 PM »
According to Simon Stone,  a fee has been agreed £6.5m, due for a medical today.

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2018, 04:32:08 PM »
According to Simon Stone,  a fee has been agreed £6.5m, due for a medical today.

That sounds very promising

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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2018, 04:33:38 PM »
According to Simon Stone,  a fee has been agreed £6.5m, due for a medical today.

Well, that’s the Evans and potentially Foster money spent then  :D
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2018, 05:04:32 PM »
Dunno how good he is, but he is young and has experience at this level, so I doubt it will be a disaster.If Big Dave wants him, get him in !
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Re: Official: Sam Johnstone signs
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2018, 05:15:20 PM »
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JOHNSTONE CLOSE TO WEST BROM
Sky Sports News understands Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is close to agreeing a £5m move to West Brom. Negotiations are ongoing.
Albion tried to sign him last summer, before he joined Midlands rivals Aston Villa on loan, where he impressed with 48 appearances last season.
United are prepared to sell, as they close in on a deal to bring Stoke veteran Lee Grant in as their third-choice keeper. That would make Johnstone surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
It would also free up the possibility of Baggies’ favourite Ben Foster leaving the Hawthorns. He refused to travel with the rest of the team on their pre-season training camp in Portugal last week, and is thought to be keen on a move to Watford.