Former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Alan Hutton has advised the North London membership that they may need to pay greater than they’ve bargained for West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone following his England call-up.
With Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford sidelined, Three Lions supervisor Gareth Southgate determined to call-up the West Brom star for this month’s World Cup qualifiers. He might earn an England cap if he impresses the coaches in coaching.
Spurs are reportedly eager on signing Johnstone as Hugo Lloris’ potential alternative this summer time, and Hutton reckons they might have a repeat of the Jack Grealish switch saga on their arms ought to the goalie turn into an England worldwide.
Tottenham refused to satisfy Aston Villa’s information calls for for the midfielder again in the summertime of 2018, with a proposed £25 million deal falling by means of in consequence.
Grealish has since hit the bottom working within the top-flight after serving to his aspect seal promotion from the Championship, establishing himself as an England worldwide.
He’s now value £80m, and Hutton believes that might quickly be the case with Johnstone.
“You see all these gamers and golf equipment that they’ve acquired reaching that stage of England worldwide,” the previous Spurs full-back advised Soccer Insider.
“As quickly as you get there and also you’re younger sufficient, your worth simply rockets. It’s actually unbelievable.
“West Brom, in the event that they do determine to money in on him, he’s had a improbable season. It’ll be a giant price ticket. That’s the factor for golf equipment like Tottenham – are they going to be prepared to pay it?
“They didn’t wish to pay £20million for Jack Grealish a few seasons in the past – look what occurred there.”
The 27-year-old can be desperate to drive his means into England’s European Championship squad this summer time.
Lloris has been linked with a summer time exit from Spurs, with Manchester United and OGC Good linked with the 34-year-old.
Spurs have the likes of Dean Henderson, Nick Pope and Mike Maignan on their radar, however none of them will come low-cost.
Johnstone has confirmed his high quality within the Premier League and can be eager to stay within the top-flight if the Baggies go down.
His involvement with the England squad is prone to improve his worth, probably placing him out of Spurs’ attain.
In different information, English striker has questioned Southgate’s determination to name up Spurs star.