Kevin Campbell has hailed West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone’s ability and character after meeting him.

The former Albion and Arsenal striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is unsurprised to hear the 27-year-old being linked with a move away from The Hawthorns after an “amazing” campaign to date.

Johnstone was at his best once again on Sunday as Sam Allardyce’s side drew 1-1 with Manchester United.

He has been one of West Brom’s top performers this season, despite the club conceding 55 goals and keeping only two clean sheets – the league’s worst defensive record.

Reports claim Tottenham could target a move for the English shot-stopper in the summer if they are to lose their captain Hugo Lloris to Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain.

When asked for his assessment of Johnstone’s future, Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “Sam is a top-quality goalkeeper and a lovely lad by the way.

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“I’ve met him and he is a really nice lad. In a season like this, your see the pedigree of the goalkeeper. The keeper has to be good just to keep them in certain games.

“He has done his personal stock no harm this year. Other clubs are looking and thinking, ‘If he was in our team he would be great.’

“I am not surprised that Spurs are looking at him. He’s been West Brom’s best player this season, he’s been amazing.” 

In other news, West Brom have been tipped to sign ‘brilliant’ Diagne on a permanent basis after what Campbell has seen.