The Hammers are well known to be in the market for a goalkeeper this summer and had been heavily linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain stopper Alphonse Areola.
However, West Brom ace Johnstone had originally been the main target for the Irons.
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The report also mentions interest from North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal whilst a fresh claim from Football Insider says that the Irons have made an £11million bid for the England man.
Despite battling against the drop all season and ultimately falling into the Championship, Johnstone was a beacon of light in the Midlands and earned an impressive 7.03 Sofascore rating for his efforts across 37 Premier League outings.
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Having recently earned senior England recognition, Johnstone’s stock is certainly on the rise as he enters the peak age for a ‘keeper.
Likely to usurp both Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph based on form from last season, David Moyes would certainly be making a definitive statement in making this deal happen.