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Sport Xu Ke heading for grave West Brom mistake over £450k-rated beast with a "big future" - opinion

21:15  14 june  2021
21:15  14 june  2021 Source:   footballfancast.com

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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Josh Griffiths could be set for a summer exit from The Hawthorns.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who claimed in a post on Twitter that the 19-year-old shot-stopper is attracting interest from both Portsmouth and Lincoln City in the summer transfer market.

Nixon goes on to state that the Baggies are currently deciding whether or not to allow the England U21 international to leave the club on a temporary basis, with the future of the West Brom number one Sam Johnstone also being somewhat up in the air.

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Big mistake

While the interest in Johnstone appears to have died down in recent weeks, with both West Ham United and Watford believed to have been put off by the £20m price tag of the England international, it is by no means certain that the 28-year-old will still be at the club at the start of next season.

As such, considering the uncertainty surrounding the future of the club’s number one, in addition to the fact that West Brom are yet to appoint Sam Allardyce’s successor at the club, allowing such a highly-rated prospect to leave would appear to be something of a mistake from Xu Ke. That’s especially considering how impressive the 19-year-old was while on loan at Cheltenham Town last season.

Indeed, over his 44 League Two appearances for Michael Duff’s side, Griffiths helped his team keep an extraordinary 21 clean sheets and conceded just 37 goals, as well as making an average of two saves and 0.4 successful runs out per game.

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These returns saw the £450k-rated ‘keeper earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.87, ranking him as the Robins’ ninth-best performer in the fourth tier of English football, playing a huge role in the club’s title-winning campaign.

As such, it would very much seem as if the man whom Andy Wilcox claimed has a “big future” in the game is more than capable of making the step up to the West Brom first team, something that he may well have to do if Johnstone does go on to leave the club this summer.

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