Spurs 'lead West Ham and Leeds in the race for West Brom stopper Sam Johnstone'

Spurs lead the race to sign West Bromwich Albion stopper Sam Johnstone with the north Londoners uncertain over the form of club servant Hugo Lloris, according to ESPN.

The Frenchman's inconsistent form for Jose Mourinho's side has reportedly left Spurs exploring possible alternatives, with Man United youth product Johnstone regarded as a reliable option.

Moreover, chiefs are understood to be enticed by West Brom's £10m valuation of Johnstone. who would challenge Lloris and back-up keeper Joe Hart for a place between the sticks.

The Baggies have shipped 59 goals this season - more than any other Premier League side - but Johnstone has performed well and earned his first England call up for last month's World Cup qualifiers.

Sam Allardyce's side are fighting for survival and despite their mammoth 5-2 win over Chelsea last week, the odds are stacked against the West Midlands side to retain their top flight status.

As such, Johnstone, a £6.5m arrival in 2018, could be forced to look elsewhere if he wants to play Premier League football next season.

West Ham United and Leeds United are also keeping tabs on the shot stopper, with his homegrown status a bonus.

Johnstone has just one year remaining on his existing deal at The Hawthornes, and Man United will reportedly receive a percentage of the transfer fee having included a sell on clause in the deal that took him to the Baggies.

The 28-year-old has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper this season, with his 120 greater than Illan Messlier's 115.

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