Manchester United have received enquiries from as many as 10 clubs for the services of Sam Johnstone, who will be available on loan before the close of the summer transfer window. The young goalkeeper is looking to earn further first-team experience after spending time on loan with Preston North End and Doncaster Rovers in recent seasons.
According to the Daily Mail, among the clubs looking to sign the England U20 stopper on a temporary basis are Wolves, Fulham, Leeds United, Bristol City, Wigan and Nottingham Forest. Promise of regular football is likely to be the priority while deciding his next destination.
The 23-year-old has come up through the ranks at the Old Trafford club and spent the last five seasons on loan since breaking into the first-team setup in 2011. He played in games during last season's pre-season tour of the United States and is set to start again when Jose Mourinho takes charge of his first United game in a pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic on Saturday (16 June).
Johnstone, however, is yet to make a competitive appearance for the first-team despite being a regular during pre-season games and is unlikely to get his chance this season with David de Gea and Sergio Romero ahead of him in the pecking order. This will prompt a rush from clubs in the Championship to take him on loan after he impressed during his previous loan spells.
There are no favourites at the moment but the young goalkeeper is not short of suitors . He will be keen to play regular first-team football and is likely to decide his next move based on the amount of pitch time he will receive.