According to a report from The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for on-loan Manchester United star Sam Johnstone. The goalkeeper has enjoyed a prolific season with Aston Villa this term and it comes as no surprise that he has attracted attention from the Premier League. However, the English man is likely to miss out on this summer’s big tournament with World Cup bets suggesting the likes of Butland, Pickford and Joe Hart to take center stage.
His loan will come to an end this summer and his future could depend on whether or not Steve Bruce’s men secure a promotion to the top-flight. Based on how well he has performed for them, the side should be looking to retain his services. However, with Spurs harbouring an interest, it remains to be seen how that turns out.
The Sun claims that our second-choice shot-stopper Michael Vorm might be looking to analyze his options this summer. Although he has been a regular for our FA Cup fixtures, the player has hardly featured in the Premier League which could prompt him to join a side that can guarantee regular first-team football.
At 34 years of age, he is certainly not getting any younger and it would make sense for him. But if he were to exit Spurs, we will be in dire need of a replacement.
In all fairness, the job of being Tottenham’s first-choice keeper could also be up for grabs. Hugo Lloris’ performances have been rather disappointing this season. Despite being a Golden Glove contender last term, Lloris’ form has taken a significant dip and it is important for us to boost our strength between the sticks ahead of the next campaign.
And Johnstone certainly seems like a decent option worth considering. However, Manchester United are unlikely to let him leave without charging a hefty fee and that could prove to be a stumbling block for us.