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Tottenham eyeing up transfer move for West Brom ace, scouts sent

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Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, according to Football Insider.

Spurs look set to address their goalkeeping options, with regular number one Hugo Lloris out of contract at the club in the summer.

The Premier League side brought in Pierluigi Gollini on loan from Atalanta to provide competition in the summer, but a long-term option is needed.

According to Football Insider, Spurs had scouts at Preston North End last week to watch Johnstone play in a 1-1 draw.

Johnstone attracted plenty of interest during the summer, with West Ham United strongly linked with the 28-year-old before moving in for Alphonse Areola.

Johnstone has remained professional, though, keeping four clean sheets in nine Championship games with West Brom top of the table having gone unbeaten so far.

The England international is out of contract in the summer, though, meaning that Spurs could well open talks regarding a potential pre-contract move in January.

The Verdict

It is a worrying situation for West Brom having let Johnstone’s contract run down until now, as plenty of high-profile clubs will be interested.

Johnstone is a very good goalkeeper who is 28 and in his prime, and he is a very attractive option on a free transfer.

Spurs need to replace Lloris as he is only getting older, and if regular game time was guaranteed, you’d expect Johnstone’s head to turn for sure.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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