Crystal Palace closing in on Sam Johnstone signing

Crystal Palace are closing in on the signing of Sam Johnstone on a free transfer, 90min understands.

Johnston, who has spent the last four seasons at West Brom, is out of contract at the end of the month and speculation has been rife over where he could end up this summer.

As reported by 90min, former club Manchester United led the race early on, while Tottenham were also interested before they signed Fraser Forster following the expiration of his Southampton deal.

However, neither club could give him assurances about playing time – even in cup competitions – leading to the stopper exploring different avenues.

Johnstone was considered by Saints as Forster’s replacement, but they have instead opted to sign Gavin Bazunu from Manchester City, with that deal set to be confirmed soon.