Tottenham ‘lead West Ham and Leeds in the race for West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone, who could cost as little as £10million, as north Londoners grow concerned with performances of Hugo Lloris’
- Tottenham Hotspur currently lead the race to sign West Brom’s Sam Johnstone
- The Baggies stopper, 28, has just one year remaining on his existing contract
- Spurs are reportedly concerned with the inconsistent displays of Huge Lloris
- West Brom could demand as little as £10m for the former Man United product
The Frenchman’s inconsistent form for Jose Mourinho’s side has reportedly left Spurs exploring possible alternatives, with Man United youth product Johnstone regarded as a reliable option.
Moreover, chiefs are understood to be enticed by West Brom‘s £10m valuation of Johnstone. who would challenge Lloris and back-up keeper Joe Hart for a place between the sticks.
Spurs lead the race to sign West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, according to reports
The 28-year-old has made the most saves this season for the relegation-threatened Baggies
The Baggies have shipped 59 goals this season – more than any other Premier League side – but Johnstone has performed well and earned his first England call up for last month’s World Cup qualifiers.
Sam Allardyce’s side are fighting for survival and despite their mammoth 5-2 win over Chelsea last week, the odds are stacked against the West Midlands side to retain their top flight status.
As such, Johnstone, a £6.5m arrival in 2018, could be forced to look elsewhere if he wants to play Premier League football next season.
Tottenham are reportedly concerned with the inconsistent form of their No 1 Hugo Lloris
The Baggies could demand just £10m for the Englishman, who has one year left on his deal
West Ham United and Leeds United are also keeping tabs on the shot stopper, with his homegrown status a bonus.
Johnstone has just one year remaining on his existing deal at The Hawthornes, and Man United will reportedly receive a percentage of the transfer fee having included a sell on clause in the deal that took him to the Baggies.
The 28-year-old has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper this season, with his 120 greater than Illan Messlier’s 115.