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West Ham set to lose millions on Johnson deal

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Everton are one of several clubs looking to “snap up” Ben Johnson, as the defender plans to reject a last-ditch effort by West Ham to retain him. Despite the Hammers offering a new deal, it appears too little, too late for Johnson, who has been with the club since age eight.

According to a report from May 10, West Ham is poised to lose the versatile full-back on a free transfer after multiple unsuccessful attempts to secure a contract extension. Johnson, 24, intends to explore free agency with several clubs eager to sign him once his contract ends.

Everton is joined by Crystal Palace, Rangers, Southampton, and Wolves in pursuing the Englishman, whose departure from London Stadium seems almost certain.

Johnson was seeking a weekly wage of £50,000, including bonuses, to sign a contract extension, but he remains West Ham’s lowest-paid senior player. He also hoped for more consistent playing time in the first team. Despite delivering strong performances off the bench, David Moyes hasn’t provided Johnson the regular game time he desires.

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  • Zahama says:

    I will be sad to see him leave – but it happens when players run down their contracts. It doesn’t always work out for the player either.

    Aderebiyo has decided to leave Fulham –

    Many years ago when John Lyall was still manager Alan Dickens ran down his contract and joined Chelsea – which didn’t work out for him

    I hoped that Nobes coudl persuade Ben Johnson to stay and prove himself to teh new manager

  • Chris says:

    Its a shame as he was a good versatile player and the type we need but being messed about and not considered good enough except for the odd appearance here and there i guess i do not blame him for wanting out and i wish him all the best where ever he goes.

    Choose carefully though Ben as Evertons a basket case Wolves will be doing well to avoid relegation next season IMO Rangers why? two horse league and they are the donkey i think Palace would be a good fit for him but its his decision.

  • Lee says:

    Yeah good player. Wish him well and wasn’t given enough opportunity IMO. Hope you shine where you go next Ben good luck

  • The Demon says:

    Let’s stop the love in, eh? Decent player but never top notch. Couldn’t beat his man as an overlapping full back and looked best when dumped in midfield. Just that little bit less than what we really need in the EPL.

    £50k a week is £2.5m a year, and since Bosman, any out of contract player can get a signing on fee from a new club instead of the selling club getting a fee. So he’s probably in line for a £5m signing in fee, which is a two years bonus on his pay.

    Would you stay under those circumstances?

    • Breville says:

      Where’s the love in mate? just people expressing an opinion of a player not given a proper chance….then again you are probably one of those fans who think we should fork out £50 million on Bissaka….wake up we can ill afford to lose a player this versatile and why are so many other prem clubs looking to pick him up? on a free you say but thats not true and why have a player for a players sake if you are going to pay him a wage and not play him?. i hope that as a club he can be persuaded to stay but if not good luck to him.

    • G Pawley says:

      Jeeps says
      If whu are going to be that much out of pocket by letting him go paying him what he wants is not going to cost them much in long term.
      Meanwhile they would have a versatile player who could be sold on at a later date.
      New manager needs to look, listen, learn by Moyes mistakes and get it right as fans, media and management won’t be taking any prisoners.

  • Alan nicholls says:

    Yes it’s a shame and we should find space for our own particularly in a squad . But ultimately leave it to the experts to get it right or wrong.
    I enjoyed watching hammer Tompkins!
    It’s not a big issue in the bigger picture!

  • Alan nicholls says:

    Yes it’s a shame and we should find space for our own particularly in a squad . But ultimately leave it to the experts to get it right or wrong.
    I enjoyed watching hammer Tompkins!
    It’s not a big issue in the bigger picture!
    Btw … I haven’t said this before!

  • Hugh Jars says:

    Lowest paid player!!!!! Yet Ings, crap, is on £150,000 a week. Owner and bull**** Brady need to be gone. ⚒️🫧👊👊👊

  • Sensible says:

    I’m not to bothered either way to be honest.

  • John Ayris says:

    I can’t imagine anyone knocking on the door with good money if he was on the contract that he wants. If all of your players were of his quality then you’d be fighting relegation. A squad player whose versatility may improve your squad but if he’s in your starting eleven you have problems.

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