Sam Johnstone should not even think about joining West Ham United

Villa keeper Sam Johnstone in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

West Ham United are said to be interested in Aston Villa loanee Sam Johnstone.

Villa keeper Sam Johnstone in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United are set to make a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in January, but he would be unwise to move to the London Stadium.

Johnstone is currently on loan at Aston Villa, but United have the right to recall him, if they are able to sell him on permanently.

West Ham are now among the potential suitors for the England youth international, who is valued at £5 million, but Johnstone would be unwise to join David Moyes’ side.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

Johnstone is playing regularly at Villa, and he has developed massively over the past 18 months.

At West Ham Johnstone would surely be consigned to playing a bench-warming role though.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone celebrates his team's opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017...

West Ham already have Joe Hart on loan, while Adrian has been in fine form since being restored as Moyes’ side’s number one.

For Johnstone to waste time as a third choice stopper at West Ham simply makes no sense, and he would be far better off staying at Villa than moving to the Hammers in January.

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