Report: Spurs monitoring 28-year-old as likely Hugo Lloris replacement

Hugo Lloris
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Tottenham Hotspur are also monitoring Sam Johnstone as a possible replacement for Hugo Lloris next summer, according to The Athletic.

Lloris is in the last twelve months of his contract at Tottenham, with The Sun claiming in May that the club captain had snubbed the offer of a new contract.

The French international was coy about his future in North London prior to his involvement at Euro 2020 and chase to side-step a question from the media when he suggested that he would provide an answer once his involvement in the tournament was over (Nice-Matin).

Johnstone suffered relegation with West Bromwich Albion last season, with the Baggies looking for a fee of over £10million to part company with the 28-year-old.

West Ham United are reported to have seen an offer which was considerably below West Brom’s valuation rejected out of hand as they look to provide competition between the sticks for Lukasz Fabianski.

SpursWeb Opinion

Lloris has been a fantastic servant for Tottenham and has given the club his best years, when he has had to play Europa League football for a number of seasons when he could have been appearing in the Champions League season after season at another club.

At 34, he deserves the chance to potentially return to France to finish his career; however a reunion with Pochettino looks to be over after PSG moved for AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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  1. Sorry Spurs but Johnstone is going to Arsenal. Devy is a nightmare to deal with and we’ve been burnt by him before. Unless it’s 20 mil up front it won’t happen for you. By the way he’s worth every penny.


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