Aston Villa coach Steve Bruce is trying to add value to his team and is interested in partaking in next month’s transfer window activities. And in recent times, speculations keeps spreading that he is looking at a loan deal for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Nevertheless, Birmingham Mail revealed that other Premier League teams are also interested in Sam, and the duo of Stoke City and Sunderland have joined the race to sign the young goal-stopper on loan from Man United.

Villa formerly were the only teams who indicated interest in Johnstone but other teams’ recently injured goalkeepers drew their attention to him.

Even though being a third-choice goalkeeper in the United team, Johnstone surprisingly was still earning great reviews this season, and both Stoke City and Sunderland considered him an ideal back-up keeper.

The 23-year-old who made a big impression on loan at Preston last season, is interested in getting more first-team actions- which the duo of David De Gea and Sergio Romero are hindering him at Old Trafford.

The final decision that would determine his move next January lies fully on boss Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician now has the option of picking between a Championship side and at least two Premier League offers.


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