It may not be the blockbuster deal that many fans are hoping for in this winter window but Manchester United are currently in transfer talks with Aston Villa about the possibility of young goalkeeper Sam Johnston going to the Midlands on loan.
British media outlet, The Daily Mail, reports:
Manchester United remain in talks with Aston Villa over a loan move for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone
Manchester United have an undoubted number one keeper in David de Gea of course. In the big games he will continue to remain the first player on the team sheet.
But perhaps the crucial factor in Jose Mourinho’s decision to potentially allow Johnstone to leave the club for the rest of the season is the excellent form of Sergio Romero as understudy.
Romero has played regularly for Manchester United in the cup competitions this season and seems to have shaken off the regular wobbles that he was suffering at the start of his United career.
Johnstone has shown some promising form in the reserves for Manchester United but he’s yet to make a first team appearance for the club and he surely needs more experience if he’s ever going to fulfill his dreams at Old Trafford.
Let’s have a look at some of his saves. Manchester United fans: is he worth holding onto in the longer term?