Tottenham Hotspur have been urged to sign Sam Johnstone from West Brom by Alan Hutton after Spurs were reported to be keeping tabs on him.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Lilywhites right-back has encouraged his old team to go out and buy Johnstone in the summer transfer window as a potential replacement for Hugo Lloris:
“Lloris has been a great servant. He’s the captain but has come under a little bit of pressure in the last season. There have been a few mistakes. Maybe it’s got to that time to move on.
“Maybe it’s got to that stage where a new opportunity would really help him. The fact Tottenham are looking at young, English goalkeepers that have played in the league, know what it’s all about, it’s a great option.
“I really like Sam Johnstone, you know I’ve played alongside him, he’s a fantastic keeper.
“I’d love to see him do well at a big team. He went to Villa and then West Brom and has really grown into the position.
“I think, stepping up to England, he’s ready for that big move again. I’d love to see someone like Sam Johnstone get the nod.”
Tottenham should sign Johnstone
If Lloris does end up leaving the North London club, Johnstone is a perfect replacement for the long-serving France international.
The Englishman is much younger at 28 years of age, and is more than capable of playing at a higher level than the Baggies.
In a struggling side, Johnstone has often kept Albion in games this season, averaging no fewer than 4.1 saves per game in the Premier League so far in the 2020/21 term (Sofascore).
Should Tottenham sign Johnstone?
He has also made no errors that have led to goals in the top flight, suggesting that he is as reliable as he is acrobatic.
If Sam Allardyce’s team were to get relegated down to the EFL Championship as expected, Johnstone may also be available for a cheaper price, something that THFC should really look in to.
With Lloris getting on a bit now at 34 years old, Jose Mourinho’s side will surely have to be looking at a replacement ‘keeper sooner rather than later, and Johnstone may well fit the bill.
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