Date: 8th July 2017 at 8:54pm
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With manager Steve Bruce saying the other day that he hoped progress would be made on Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in 24/48 hours, it’s now being reported that United and manager Jose Mourinho have now made their decision.

We have been waiting on the club to make a decision about the 24 year old for a number of weeks now, but Mourinho was weighing up whether to let him out on loan again for more experience for 12 months or whether to include him in their travelling party to the USA that takes place next week, and the Birmingham Mail were one of many to report on Saturday that the decision had finally been made, and he’s now on his way to us.

It’s said that Johnstone will officially sign terms on Monday on a loan deal with the coming campaign.

With speculation linking us with a move for Manchester City’s Joe Hart, that is now being reported as whilst we made a concrete interest in the player, the England No 1 is unwilling to drop a division so it effectively ends our interest.

Personally I think that’s a mistake on Hart’s part if true, but hey it’s his career and again now I only hope we have a buy deal on Johnstone if it comes off.

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4 Replies to “Villa Make Progress On Manchester United Keeper”

  • thought they’d said he could leave? not keen on too many loans, we need to be properly building

  • Your right Fear but if Hart won’t come looks like Sam was our only option.. My concern is that once again it appears one of our own has been overlooked.

  • Personally I think Championship teams need to use the loan market if they want to get Premier League quality players in. Very few are prepared to drop down unless they are out of contract. All 3 promoted teams last year made good use of the system. There

  • I really do think we are in desperate need of a good winger ( maybe on a season loan with a view to purchase possibly ?) Someone who can deliver a ball and create plenty of chances for our strikers to put away. This is something that seems to have been l

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