Some Spurs fans on social media are divided over rumours linking Tottenham with a move for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in the summer.
Lloris is about to enter into the final year of his contract with the North Londoners and even though Jose Mourinho has backed the Frenchman to stay, reports indicate that the 34-year-old could return to Ligue 1 this summer.
Johnstone, who has impressed in his first taste of Premier League football this season, is rumoured to be one of the shot-stoppers on Spurs’ radar in the summer.
It has been claimed that the 28-year-old could be available for around £7.5m if the Baggies go down this season.
Some Spurs fans believe that the former Man Utd academy graduate would be a smart signing for the reported price.
However, others have opined that the West Brom number one is not of the level that the club need and that there are more suitable options out there.
Sell Gazza, use the money to get him and move him to 2nd keeper/ pushing Lloris, Move Hart to 3rd choice. Worst case scenario we have a really good home grown 2nd choice keeper/ pushes lloris
— Raul Giannoccaro🇿🇦🇮🇹 (@GiannoccaroRaul) April 7, 2021
Ngl, id take him over Pope and Henderson. https://t.co/uslHbb40Zw
— 𝕄𝕪𝕜𝕖 (@Myke_88) April 7, 2021
There's something about Johnstone that I just like, rejected at United, he's battled back to keep his career goin, looks like a tenacious, determined lad as well. I like that. I like that a lot. https://t.co/5JvkDgghyH
— McLean's (@spursmaca) April 7, 2021
Yes he’s class https://t.co/3itDFhlZJ8
— Max Davis (@maxdavis_17) April 7, 2021
If Spurs don't try for Maignan and go for Pope or Johnstone, I'm going to lose it.
— Søøs (@FTHeritage) April 8, 2021
Just get Maignan ffs https://t.co/2bJPJm5cmJ
— #JoseOut 🇧🇭 (@ThfcMohd) April 7, 2021
Please be fake. We need someone better than Lloris not someone at the same level. None of the names mentioned will be upgrades https://t.co/djuVDayOdN
— TB (@xSpursN17) April 7, 2021
Why are we focusing on an English keeper? We should be prioritising Maignan.
— Josh (@thfc_joshh) April 7, 2021
No thank you hes such a average keeper
— Josh (@josh_wiggan) April 7, 2021
— Shaun Lewis (@ShaunLewis17) April 7, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
Even though I expect Lloris to stay next season, I would expect the club to start looking for a potential long-term replacement for the Frenchman. While the jury is still out on whether Johnstone is good enough to be Lloris’ successor, he would be an upgrade on Hart and signing him for less than £10m would represent a good piece of business for the club.
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