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Tottenham Hotspur to nab Sam Johnstone from Manchester United?

Spurs to nab Sam Johnstone from Man United?
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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who is impressing on loan with Aston Villa, is reportedly wanted by Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur have targeted Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as back-up to Hugo Lloris, according to a report.

The 25-year-old hinted earlier this month that he will consider quitting Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Johnstone has performed well in the second tier with Aston Villa this season and is wanted by the Villans on a permanent basis, but The Sun suggests that competition will be provided by Tottenham.

United are understood to still have the option of extending the Englishman's contract by a further 12 months, however, which they may take up before then offloading him for a fee.

Michel Vorm is the Lilywhites' current second-choice keeper, being restricted to 10 starts in all competitions this term - only one of which has come in the Premier League.


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Sam Johnstone in action for Aston Villa in April 2017
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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