Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Paddy Kenny has been left in awe of a transfer claim involving Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion ace Sam Johnstone.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Johnstone…
As per Football Insider, it appears Spurs and managing director Fabio Paratici have set their sights on another goalkeeper at N17 amid the question marks surrounding Hugo Lloris’ future.
The Frenchman’s current deal runs out in 2022 with no sign of an extension, prompting the Lilywhites to target Johnstone as a possible replacement.
This is despite Paratici bringing in Atalanta shot stopper Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long loan with the option to make it permanent.
Now, Kenny has had his say on this Spurs news with a glowing review.
The Latest: Kenny in awe of Spurs claim…
Speaking to FI, the former Premier League goalkeeper turned pundit has claimed that Johnstone would be the ‘perfect’ replacement for Lloris and a ‘top signing’ if Spurs can get it done.
“I reckon he would be a perfect replacement for Lloris,” he explained.
“Sam has been unreal at West Brom. I thought he was fantastic last season for a team that got relegated.
“He can continue his form now. He is involved with the England setup as well. The Spurs players might have words with him there and try and get it done next week.
“He is from the Man United academy so he has got a brilliant pedigree. So he would be a top signing and a big loss for West Brom.
“He’s a bit older than some of the other options and he has more experience. So I think he would be a bargain.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
Having established himself as a recent England international, he could certainly come as a bargain swoop considering the Baggies apparently wanted in and around £15 million for him in the summer.
This is certainly a fee Tottenham can afford and Johnstone’s performances in the Premier League last year indicate he is more than worth that amount.
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