Tottenham closing on West Brom keeper

Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League closed in front of West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnston.

The Mirror reports that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has given the green light for the move with the goalkeeper keen to return to the Premier League after his club finished 10th in the tournament for the season that just ended.

Reports suggest that Levy sees the goalkeeper as a purchase that could increase the quality of the team while freeing up money to spend elsewhere.

Johnston made over 160 appearances for West Bromwich Albion and in that time won three caps for England. The player is also seen as a long-term replacement for captain Hugo Lloris who has been linked with a return to France.

On the other hand, Johnston sees this as an opportunity to increase his chances of making the England squad for the 2022 World Cup with Jordan Pickford’s place among the currently threatened sticks.