Tottenham are more and more assured they’ll fend off a Premier League rival to signal Sam Johnstone this summer time, although that would spell the tip for 2 stars, per a report.
Spurs have discovered their ft below Antonio Conte and have the momentum within the race for fourth spot. The well timed return to type from Harry Kane has helped their ahead line regain its efficiency. He, together with Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski are combining properly to trigger havoc for opposition defences.
But on the different finish of the pitch, Spurs are quietly and capably going about their enterprise.
Tottenham have stored three clear sheets of their final six league matches and have conceded only one purpose in two others.
The one blot on their copybook was the hattrick scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, although the Portuguese icon was in irresistible type that day.
Hugo Lloris continues to captain the aspect from between the sticks with loanee Pierluigi Gollini rooted to the bench.
Nonetheless, according to the Sun, the goalkeeping division might look very totally different subsequent season.
That’s as a result of they declare Spurs are ‘more and more assured’ of signing free agent-to-be Sam Johnstone this summer time. In doing so, they might fend off stiff competitors from Southampton.
Johnstone, 29, seems destined to depart West Brom at season’s finish. He was lately missed in Gareth Southgate’s England squad and with the Qatar World Cup looming in November, Johnstone will stand a greater likelihood of regaining his place at a Premier League aspect.
Tottenham foresee massive issues for Sam Johnstone
Spurs are deemed to be long-term admirers of Johnstone. They’re additionally labelled optimistic he’ll select them in the summertime.
If he does, it will virtually actually spell the tip for Gollini who would return to dad or mum membership Atalanta.
If Soccer Insider’s reporting is correct, Gollini’s exit gained’t fear Antonio Conte one bit with the Italian reportedly unimpressed by the stopper’s shows to date.
The Solar goes on to say Spurs foresee Johnstone as a possible candidate to in the end succeed Lloris.
The Frenchman, 35, solely simply signed a brand new contract operating to 2024 in January. Nonetheless, there have been questions requested about a few of his performances this season.
It’s acknowledged Johnstone would initially arrive to fill the back-up position vacated by Gollini. Nonetheless, the membership reckon he has the potential to take Lloris’ spot down the road.