09 Apr Tottenham lead race for West Brom’s Johnstone amid Lloris doubts
Tottenham are main the race for West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, sources have instructed Football4cast, with West Ham and Leeds additionally monitoring the 28-year-old’s scenario at The Hawthorns.
Hugo Lloris’ detached type for Jose Mourinho’s team this season has led to the membership trying to find a possible substitute and Johnstone is considered a dependable, and cheap, choice to problem or substitute the France No. 1, who has been deputised by ex-England keeper Joe Hart this season.
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The previous Manchester United teenager, who was loaned out to 6 totally different golf equipment throughout his nine-year profession at Previous Trafford, earned his first senior England call-up for the World Cup qualifiers towards San Marino, Albania and Poland final month after rising as probably the most constant keepers within the Premier League at West Brom this season.
However with Sam Allardyce’s team dealing with a battle to keep away from relegation — West Brom are eight factors adrift of security with eight video games to play — Johnstone’s future on the membership is now unsure as a result of monetary impression of dropping again into the Championship following promotion final season.
Having arrived from United in a £6.5 million deal in 2018, sources have instructed Football4cast that Johnstone might be bought for as little as £10m this summer time as a result of keeper having only one 12 months left to run on his contract at The Hawthorns.
The prospect of signing a possible England keeper for such a low payment has additionally prompted curiosity from West Ham and Leeds.
In the meantime, sources have confirmed that United stand to obtain an undisclosed proportion of any transfer payment on account of a sell-on clause inserted within the cope with West Brom in 2018.