By Paddy Kenny

4th Oct, 2021 | 5:00pm

Tottenham could seal 'unreal' Johnstone signing next week after official reveal - pundit

Harry Kane could be instrumental in luring his England teammate Sam Johnstone from West Brom to Tottenham.

So says ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of the October international break.

On 29 September, Kane and Johnstone were named in England’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary over the next week.

This site revealed a day earlier that Spurs have set their sights on signing Johnstone and recently dispatched scouts to watch him play.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is out of contract at the end of the season, as is Johnstone.

Kenny suggests that Kane, as the only Spurs star in the England squad, could twist Johnstone’s arm before they return from international duty.

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“I reckon he would be a perfect replacement for Lloris,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“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 setup as well. The Spurs players might have words with him there and try and get it done next week.

“He is from the Man United academy so he has got a brilliant pedigree. So he would be a top signing and a big loss for West Brom.

“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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