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Report: Premier League side could sell player for just £7.5m, Tottenham linked

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Report: Premier League side could sell player for just £7.5m, Tottenham linked

The Athletic have claimed that West Bromwich Albion could sell goalkeeper Sam Johnstone for just £7.5million this summer given his current contract situation – amid recent reports that Tottenham Hotspur are interested.

Johnstone, 28, has caught the eye with his excellent performances between the sticks at West Brom this season – despite only being able to keep five clean sheets in 29 games. He has even earned a place in the England side.

The Sun claimed in March that with Hugo Lloris being eyed by Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, Spurs have drawn up a shortlist of three English goalkeepers in the form of Nick Pope, Dean Henderson and Johnstone.


West Brom are likely to be relegated despite their 5-2 win and Johnstone is only contracted at The Hawthorns until 2022. The Athletic report because of that, that clubs will only have to spend between £7.5million and £10million.

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TBR’s view – Johnstone is a bargain at £7.5m

But is he good enough to replace Lloris at Tottenham’s number one? Of the three goalkeepers being linked with a move to Tottenham, surely having Pope or Henderson would be more attractive to Jose Mourinho than Johnstone.

However, Spurs need additions elsewhere. Mourinho’s main priority will be a centre-back, and a partner for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield. Signing Johnstone would save him spending big, and allow him to spend elsewhere.

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