Report: Spurs send senior scout to watch ex-Man Utd player in action

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Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, according to Football Insider.

The report claims that a senior Tottenham scout travelled to Deepdale earlier this month to watch the 28-year-old in action for the Baggies against Preston North End, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The North Londoners are said to be currently weighing up their goalkeeping options who have the potential of succeeding Hugo Lloris.

The French World Cup winner has less than a year to run on his current contract at Tottenham and admitted earlier this week that he has not held any talks over extending his spell at the club (Evening Standard).

Johnstone is in a similar contract situation to the Spurs stopper and will also be available on a free transfer at the end of the campaign currently as things stand.

The Evening Standard reported back in April that West Brom would have been prepared to have sanctioned Johnstone’s exit during the summer transfer window had a £10million offer had been made, with Spurs and West Ham both credited with interest.

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Johnstone could be a good signing on a free transfer, however, at 34, Hugo Lloris still has plenty more to offer in a Spurs shirt.

Pierluigi Gollini was also brought in to provide competition for Lloris and it would certainly raise questions about whether he would head back to Spurs next season from Atalanta if Johnstone did arrive.

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