Tottenham Hotspur watched Sam Johnstone before making a potential move in January, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.
Spurs aim to sign the England international goalkeeper, who is currently on the books for West Bromwich Albion.
What’s the latest news from Johnstone?
Premier League clubs have been revolving around Johnstone since West Brom was relegated to the league last season.
The 6-foot-4 scorer was heavily linked with a summer move to West Ham United, but Albion turned down an offer worth £ 10million as they hoped to secure double that amount.
A stint at the London stadium proved out of the question before the deadline expired, as the Hammers opted to turn their attention to Alphonse Areola, who has signed a one-season loan deal that has the option to be made permanent.
Despite this, West Brom head coach Valerian Ismael initially conceded that he expected Johnstone to walk away from the Hawthorns during the window.
But, with him still at the club, the Baggies have started talks on a new deal as the 28-year-old’s current contract has less than 12 months to run.
West Ham remain interested in Johnstone, but Southampton have also joined Spurs in pursuit of the keeper as his future is uncertain.
What did Michael Bridge say about Johnstone?
Bridge has confirmed that Johnstone is on Spurs’ radar, and that he is being watched closely while plying his trade at West Brom.
The Sky Sports reporter believes welcoming the shooter to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could prove to be a shrewd signing.
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Bridge also thinks that the fact that Johnstone is an England international, with three caps to his name, is an added bonus.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “If Spurs are watching Sam Johnstone I’m sure that’s a sensible option.
“I think Spurs watched him. He’s homegrown which is good.”
Why are Spurs looking to sign a new goalkeeper?
There are doubts over the future of premier custodian Hugo Lloris in north London as he entered the final nine months of his £ 100,000-a-week contract.
The 34-year-old, who could open contract talks with foreign clubs in January, has publicly said he is relaxed about the situation despite uncertainty about his future.
Pierluigi Gollini, who joined Atalanta in Serie A on a loan transfer that has the possibility of becoming permanent next summer, is the only other Spurs goalkeeper to enter the transfer window of January.
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