Tottenham Hotspur are increasingly confident that they will be able to sign goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to Football League World.
The 29-year-old is out of contract at West Bromwich Albion this summer with Baggies boss Steve Bruce also admitting that the player is likely to depart The Hawthorns when his deal expires (Birmingham Mail).
A number of Premier League clubs had been credited with an interest in the England international with Newcastle United and former club Manchester United said to be keen, along with Spurs.
The report claims that Tottenham sources are ‘very confident’ that Johnstone will decide on a move to north London.
A move for Johnstone would make sense given the prospect of Tottenham looking increasingly unlikely to shell out the £13million fee to make Pierluigi Gollini’s move permanent (Sky Sports) when the money would be better spent on outfield targets.
A season as Lloris’ understudy could put Johnstone in the frame to take over from the Frenchman when he decides to walk away at the end of his current deal.
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