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Tottenham Hotspur: Journalist makes claim on summer transfer target

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Journalist Michael Bridge has claimed that the transfer of Sam Johnstone to Tottenham Hotspur is expected to happen in the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in pole position to sign Johnstone in the summer after West Bromwich Albion failed to return to the Premier League, which could be an indication that he is likely to leave the club in the summer transfer window.

Johnstone joined West Brom from Manchester United in 2018, after spending time on loan with seven different clubs previously, and the English keeper has now made 167 appearances for the Baggies in all competitions.

After Spurs have been linked with the 29-year-old shot-stopper, Bridge claimed to GiveMeSport that believes the deal will happen in the upcoming transfer window, especially with the homegrown situation at the club.

“I think that’s one that is potentially expected to happen. The homegrown issue is a big issue in terms of Europe, so, that one for me, I reckon that will happen,” Bridge said.

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TIF Thoughts on Bridge’s comments…

Despite West Brom finishing 10th in the Championship table, Johnstone has been crucial for his side, just three sides conceded less than their 45 goals conceded, he has the fourth most clean sheets in the league and concedes the third least amount of goals on average per game, as per Sofascore.

With the impressive stats from the Baggies keeper this season, he would be a good option for Antonio Conte next season, to act as a backup for current keeper Hugo Lloris or he could even push for the first place spot. Sam Allardyce even called him ‘top quality’.

Similar to what Aaron Ramsdale has achieved at Arsenal, he was brought into the club perhaps as a backup to Bernd Leno, but he has merged his way in and took his chance when was given it, and the Gunners gaffer Mikel Arteta has not looked back since after the English keeper has made 31 appearances in the league.

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