‘Business is business’ – PL manager speaks on future of rumoured Spurs target 

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Sam Allardyce has admitted that West Brom could only sort out the future of rumoured Tottenham target Sam Johnstone once the club have secured their Premier League status.

Previous reports have claimed that Hugo Lloris could be set for a return to Ligue 1 in the summer and Johnstone is said to be one of the names Tottenham are eyeing as a potential replacement for the Frenchman.

West Ham and Leeds United are also reportedly set to compete with Spurs for the 28-year-old shot-stopper this summer.

It has been revealed that the goalkeeper is available for around £7.5m to £10m if the Baggies, who are currently nine points away from safety, are relegated to the Championship.

While Allardyce admitted that Johnstone’s future could be decided by whether West Brom are able to avoid the drop, he did insist the West Midlands club will fight to hang on to the goalkeeper.

When asked about Johnstone, the West Brom boss told The Birmingham Mail: “We can only discuss that when we have secured our position as a Premier League club.

“That would mean discussion from the hierarchy at the club and look at what they can do with Sam’s contract and try and persuade him to stay. 

“As usual, business is business. Whatever happens, can only be decided then, but I think the club would do their very best to keep him.”

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