According to The Sun and reporter Tom Barclay, some promising transfer news has now come out of Tottenham Hotspur involving West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
The Lowdown: Spurs favourites?
The Lilywhites have been very heavily linked with a move for Johnstone over this last week with reliable sources believing Tottenham are actually favourites.
Indeed, football.london correspondent Alasdair Gold says Spurs and transfer chief Fabio Paratici are in pole position to sign the 29-year-old who is set to leave West Brom as a free agent this summer.
This comes as Spurs loanee Pierluigi Gollini seems set to return to parent club Atalanta with Antonio Conte now looking like he’ll have to take to the market for a back-up to Hugo Lloris.
The Latest: Barclay makes Spurs claim…
According to reporter Barclay of The Sun, Tottenham are ‘increasingly confident’ they will sign Johnstone, with those inside the north London club now believing he ‘will opt’ to join Conte.
Spurs apparently view the Three Lions ace as a potential future successor to Lloris, though will initially be used as a back-up option.
The Verdict: Ideal option…
On a free deal, Johnstone comes as a very ideal option for Spurs with international experience and proven performances in the Premier League.
Ex-Baggies boss Sam Allardyce was very up front in his praise for the 29-year-old last season despite West Brom’s eventual relegation with various pundits also proving to be big fans of Johnstone.
Wolves legend Steve Bull, for example, lavished the homegrown ace as a ‘world class‘ shot stopper – leaving plenty of evidence to suggest he comes as an astute option for Tottenham.
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