Man United on the verge of agreeing deal for 24-year-old Englishman

By | July 19, 2017

According to the reports, Manchester United and Aston Villa could reach the agreement over the deal for the Red Devils goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, as the Villians are determined to get the English shot-stopper this summer.


Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness told Daily Star that Sam Johnstone could be back to Villa Park next week. The Championship side have been locked in a battle to sign the 24-year-old goalkeeper from Man United for much of the summer so far.

Johnstone is Steve Bruce’s first choice target goalkeeper, after he impressed on loan at the Midlands club last year. It is believed that a number of Villa’s Championship rivals are also interested in snapping up Johnstone.

However, Keith Wyness insists that Villa are still leading the race for the talented youngster’s signature.

During his interview, Wyness said: “I would hope for something next week. United need to know what they’re doing with their goalkeeping situation before they decide but I think we’re still in pole position, probably for a loan.”

Johnstone’s first spell at Aston Villa has been successful when he became Bruce’s first choice in goal. The English goalkeeper attracted the attention with his commanding displays in Villa’s goal towards the back end of last season.