Pundit suggests Spurs could use England man to convince player to sign

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Former Sheffield United goalkeeper, Paddy Kenny has suggested that Tottenham could lure West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to the club with the help of England teammate, Harry Kane.

It was recently reported that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have taken an interest in the shot-stopper, and sent scouts to watch him in action against Preston North End over a fortnight ago. 

The reports come amid Tottenham’s uncertainty regarding number one goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who is set to be out of contract at the end of the season. 

Kenny believes Spurs could have an upper hand when it comes to securing a move for Johnstone and could use England captain Kane in a bid to convince him to join the club. 

The pair have both been included in the latest England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary, and the pundit feels this could be a time for Spurs to strike. 

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I reckon he would be a perfect replacement for Lloris.

“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.”

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Lloris’ current contract situation has meant Spurs have been on the lookout for potential replacements. Johnstone showed he was a solid goalkeeper during his stint in the Premier League, but someone like him, though, may split opinion between Spurs fans, especially if he is to be used as a number one option. 

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