Report: Spurs-linked star admits he wants to play in the Premier League

Fabio Paratici
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West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has admitted he is keen to get back playing in the Premier League.

Johnstone caught the eye with his impressive performances for the Baggies in the top-flight last season but his displays were not enough to help the club avoid relegation.

Johnstone’s contract at the Hawthorns runs out at the end of the campaign and it was previously reported that the North Londoners had identified the England man as a potential long-term successor to Hugo Lloris.

Lloris, like Johnstone, is also into the final six months of his contract, and despite reports indicating that Spurs are confident of the Frenchman signing an extension, there continues to be speculation linking the 35-year-old with a move away from the Lilywhites. 

There have also been reports that Lloris’ understudy at Spurs, Pierluigi Gollini, could cut short his loan at the North London club this month (Print edition of L’Eco di Bergamo-02/01/2022).

However, Johnstone has now made it clear that his full focus for the moment remains on getting West Brom back into the Premier League.

The 28-year-old told The Metro: “There was a lot of talk in the summer. It (a transfer) just didn’t happen and we are focused on doing our best to get promoted back up this year. That is the only aim.

“I see the speculation and there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s out of my control but I want to be back playing in the Premier League.”

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I remain confident that Lloris will put to paper on an extension with Spurs. I do not see Tottenham signing Johnstone as the Frenchman’s backup as the England international will likely want to be the guaranteed number one at his next club.

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