Aston Villa fans have expressed their frustration that Sam Johnstone could move to West Bromwich Albion.
The young goalkeeper has spent the last two seasons on loan at Villa, and has become a fans’ favourite at Villa Park.
Villa simply do not have the money to afford to sign the goalkeeper from United, and claret and blues fans are gutted that he could join West Brom instead of them.
I Would of thought he would hold out for something a little better than this!— ADW (@andylochead9) July 2, 2018
Very good keeper. Not gonna lie that’s gutting haha. Knew he wouldn’t be coming back to us though.— Ben Franklin. (@benavfcfranklin) July 2, 2018
Gutted to see Johnstone going to Baggies, your getting a great keeper there, it’s a shame to see Xia ruin this club so that we can’t even compete with our rivals #avfc— Thetruevillain (@Truevillainavfc) July 2, 2018
Steve Bruce had made no secret of his desire to sign Johnstone this summer, so missing out on him will be a blow.
Villa are going to be heavily reliant on free transfers and loan signings, as they look to get out of the mess they are currently in.
West Brom, meanwhile, seem to have money to spend as they plot an immediate return to the Premier League.