Leeds Super Fans fume over transfer links to West Brom's Sam Johnstone

This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our Leeds Insider Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road.


Leeds United Super Fans are fuming about the transfer links to West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Many argue that another goalkeeper is not needed given the quality of Illan Meslier, especially if the club has to depart with £20m, which is what Johnstone could cost according to The Telegraph.

Johnstone only has a year left on his contract so that fee seems a little high, but West Brom can demand what they like given Tottenham, West Ham and Manchester United are all interested.

Interestingly, Johnstone and Meslier top the rankings for most saves in the Premier League this season, but given the latter is seven years younger it is easy to see why Leeds fans are opposed to Johnstone.

Here are some of the things Whites supporters are saying about the proposed deal.

It is possible that Leeds will not need to sign a goalkeeper at all this summer, as Kiko Casilla could stay.

Even if he leaves, as Football Insider suggested he would in April, then we have Elia Caprile who could be ready to act as number two.

If Casilla does depart, we would like to see another experienced shot-stopper brought in, one who can tutor Meslier and help him improve his weaknesses.

It is important Victor Orta does not overspend as there are other areas of the squad in more pressing need of attention – we need a left-back and a midfielder.

As a result, we also oppose such a big move for Johnstone, as £20m is too much to spend on a player who will act as back-up for most of the season.

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