Paddy Kenny believes West Brom ace Sam Johnstone can replace Hugo Lloris at Tottenham Hotspur
Speaking to Football Insider (h/t football.london), former Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has claimed that he believes that West Brom star Sam Johnstone can replace Hugo Lloris at Tottenham Hotspur.
The 34-year-old has been a mainstay at the club for the longest time and has also captained the London outfit through a lot of tough as well as good times. Spurs’ road to the UEFA Champions League final would not have been possible without Lloris’ heroics and leadership.
However, the shot-stopper is now in the final year of his contract and there has been no movement on an extension. In fact, he could also be replaced now. Tottenham are aware that former Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone’s contract will also expire in 2022 and might leave West Brom.
Former Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has now urged Spurs to complete the signing of Johnstone. Kenny told Football Insider (h/t football.london):
“I reckon he would be a perfect replacement for Lloris. Sam has been unreal at West Brom. I thought he was fantastic last season for a team that got relegated. He can continue his form now.
“He is involved with the England set-up as well. The Spurs players might have words with him there and try and get it done next week. He’s a bit older than some of the other options, and he has more experience. So I think he would be a bargain.”
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Johnstone has displayed incredible performances for the Baggies in the last couple of years and could now make the step up to the Premier League. At 28, the Englishman could certainly act as a valuable asset for many years to come. However, it remains to be seen whether the North London outfit would pursue a January move or a deal next summer.