Home Football Deal Agreed: Manchester United Youngster Set To Join Premier League Rivals

Deal Agreed: Manchester United Youngster Set To Join Premier League Rivals


REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Youngsters that have been loaned off often find it a challenge to be recalled in a positive manner to their parent clubs.

With Manchester United, various players have had a mixed range of futures after being sent off on loan spells.

Now, the future of one such Red Devil seems to be all but settled. Their 24-year-old goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone, is currently serving a season-long loan at Aston Villa in the Championship.

Watch: Everyone Is Loving What Rooney Did With Pogba

However, according to Daily Mail, Manchester United and West Brom have agreed on a fee of £4 million for a permanent move for the English shot-stopper.

Related News:

What Sir Alex Ferguson Said About 19-Year-Old Jesse Lingard

As of such, it is believed that the Red Devils will recall him from the loan spell to see the move through. Having not made a single appearance since signing for the senior team back in 2011, the youngster has served 10 loan spells in total thereafter.

His current one is certainly a fruitful one, as his 24 appearances, wherein he has bagged 9 clean sheets, have kept Aston Villa in the fifth-place with a decent shot at securing a playoff position.

Aston Villa’s Sam Johnstone celebrates after their second goal.

Action Images / Andrew Boyers

As of such, the side will be gutted to see him leave, as manager Steve Bruce has been a huge admirer of his abilities, and was looking to sign him on permanently at the end of the season.

However, it would appear that United will have none of that, as they look set to exercise their…

…more on post