According to Sky Sports, West Bromwich Albion have turned down an offer from West Ham United for rumoured Tottenham target Sam Johnstone. 

Hugo Lloris has been linked with a move back to Ligue 1 this summer and Johnstone is one of the names rumoured to be on Spurs’ radar as a potential replacement for the French captain.

The West Brom number one was in brilliant form for the Baggies last season and was rewarded by being called up for England’s squad for the European Championships.

The 28-year-old is expected to leave the Hawthorns after West Brom’s relegation, with previous reports suggesting that Manchester United and West Ham are rivalling the Lilywhites for his signature.

It now appears that the Hammers have made their move, with Sky Sports reporting that David Moyes’ men made a £6m offer for Johnstone. 

However, despite the goalkeeper being into the final year of his contract, West Brom have allegedly turned down the offer. 

It remains to be seen whether West Ham make a second bid for the England goalkeeper, with Sky Sports also explaining that the club view Paris Saint-Germain’s Alphonse Areola as an alternative.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Given that West Brom have little choice but to sell Johnstone this summer due to his contract situation, we could potentially pick up the 28-year-old on a cut-price deal.

While I expect Lloris to still be our number one next season, Johnstone would be an upgrade on Joe Hart and could also potentially take over the reins when Hugo eventually departs. 

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