West Brom are ‘resigned’ to losing Sam Johnstone on a free transfer at the end of his current deal, with Tottenham continuing to hold a firm interest in the goalkeeper, according to the Daily Mail.
The 28-year-old’s current contract with the Baggies is set to expire at the end of the season, which has the Championship side sweating over losing their number-one stopper for nothing.
The Daily Mail claim West Brom have been left with virtually no choice but to let Johnstone’s contract run out and although they could try to offload him in January, a move to do so currently looks unlikely.
The report adds the club could be looking to receive around £10 million to shift him on in the winter, but they are planning to turn down any incoming offers to help their efforts to be promoted back to the Premier League.
Tottenham reportedly hold an interest in Johnstone as a replacement for Hugo Lloris, with the Frenchman’s contract also due to expire at the end of the campaign, while West Ham and Southampton have continued to monitor his situation.
Spurs Web Opinion
It seems likely that Johnstone will leave West Brom for free and they will be willing to take that risk if he helps them get promoted back to the Premier League.
The money they will receive for promotion clearly outweighs what they could receive by selling him, which is a decent calculated risk.
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