July 18, 2024

 Final Agreement: Ipswich Town has finally beaten Leeds United to the signature of £4.2 million genius…

Since Johnson’s contract with the Hammers is about to expire at the end of this month, the Whites have been keeping a close eye on his circumstances at the London Stadium. Even though this deal never materialized, it was made known during the January transfer window that Leeds was eager to get the fullback to Elland Road before the market crashed at the start of February.

The Athletic recently reported that West Ham has offered the 24-year-old a new and improved five-year contract as newly-appointed head coach Julen Lopetegui is keen to keep hold of him. However, so far, the former England U21s international has not accepted a new deal. Despite this, Johnson is still expected to leave the East London club on Sunday after he becomes a free agent.

Having lost stalwart Luke Ayling on a free transfer to fellow Championship side Middlesbrough and following interest from the Premier League in rising star Archie Gray, Leeds United are looking to sign Johnson to bolster Daniel Farke’s fullback positions but face competition from teams in the top-flight for the Englishman who boasts a market value of £4.2 million, as per the CIES Football Observatory.

It has been revealed by Mike McGrath in The Telegraph that newly-promoted Premier League side Ipswich Town have joined the race for the out-of-contract defender this summer as Kieran McKenna is keen to bolster his squad ahead of the 2024/25 campaign with players who are proven in the top tier of English football.

 

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