Villa on red alert for loan keeper


Aston Villa have been put on red alert after Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone admitted he wanted to leave on loan in January.

Johnstone, who was linked to Villa at the weekend in the press, has confirmed his desire to leave Old Trafford to gain further experience.

Steve Bruce could target the highly-rated 23-year-old when the winter transfer window opens with a new goalkeeper thought to be one of his priorities.

Johnstone signed a new two-year-deal with the Red Devils on Sunday and then told his 328,000 Instagram followers that he was looking for a loan move.

One fan asked: “Why don’t you go on loan and get game time mate…You’re a good keeper with great potential.”

And Johnstone replied by saying: “That’s exactly what I want to do.”


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