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West Bromwich Albion: Fans react to latest Sam Johnstone claim

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West Bromwich Albion fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest claim to emerge concerning Baggies goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. 

This comes after West Brom news Twitter account @WBAReport shared a post on their page relaying news originally published by journalist Alan Nixon in a recent article for The Sun.

The article claims that Johnstone will put of a new contract on hold to focus on helping West Brom get back to the League this season.

This post then caught the attention of a number of Baggies supporters who were quick to share their thoughts on the matter.

So, what did these West Brom fans have to say in response to this claim about Johnstone?

Haha, not shocked in the slightest. Currently the only player in the squad worth a decent fee is going to leave for free. We really are a incredible well run club #wba

@guesty_14

“Doesn’t want to commit if we’re not going up, given the lack of ambition and leadership from our owner, I can’t blame him. Could’ve thought of a better excuse though.”

@JonW1995

“Don’t blame him, why sign, can get decent signing on fee and pay rise in the event we don’t go up, or same if we do go up. No reason at all to sign now. No blame to club or player tbf.”

@Baggiejohn1

“Yep, he’ll be gone in the summer. Should have signed him up when we got promoted last. Poor decision from the last CEO”

@Adavuk

“Bruh hes gone but wants to promote us first”

@Luke63044196

“So other words rather selling gim for money we letting go for free. And we wounder why we not no money in transfer kittie”

@baggiebubble

Looking at the replies to this post, it seems as though the majority of these West Brom fans think Johnstone will be leaving the club at the end of the season now that it has been reported that he has put talks of a potential new contract on hold so he can focus on getting the team back to the League.

Do you think Johnstone will sign a new deal at West Brom?

Yes

Yes

No

No

In our view, while it would make sense for Johnstone to not want to have the thought of a potential new contract over his head in the background while he’s playing for the club, it does bring some speculation to the possibility of him ending up not signing a new deal with the club and eventually leaving on a free transfer given his contract is set to expire next summer.

Moving forward, it seems as though it’s a case of just waiting to see how the season pans out and what decision Johnstone will come to about his future at The Hawthorns.

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