Arsenal has the opportunity to sabotage Tottenham’s transfer plans, but they may be hesitant to make a bid.
Arsenal may be interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur target Sam Johnstone.
Arsenal may launch a move for one of Tottenham’s key transfer targets this summer in order to enrage their north London rivals. Sam Johnstone, the goalkeeper at West Bromwich Albion, is to be coveted by a number of clubs this summer transfer window.
Since joining the West Midlands club in 2018, Johnstone, a product of Manchester United’s academy, has made an impression.
West Ham have already had a proposal rejected by the Baggies, who see Johnstone as a potential successor to number one Lukasz Fabianski, according to The Athletic.
They further allege that their offer was rejected on Wednesday because it was far less than their £10 million assessment.
With the Hammers now considering Alphonse Areola as a possible replacement, other clubs may be able to gain entry.
Both north London clubs are interested in signing Johnstone, who could be a valuable addition to either side.
Arsenal are seeking for a goalkeeper to push and challenge number one goalkeeper Bernd Leno, and Johnstone might be that goalie.
Tottenham, on the other hand, regard Johnstone as a possible successor to Hugo Lloris next summer.
Last season, the England international, 28, was quite impressive, and he enjoyed the benefits.
For his efforts off the field, he was given West Brom’s Supporter’s Player of the Year, Player’s Player of the Year, and the PFA Community Champion Award.
He proved he can perform under duress at the highest level by making remarkable saves against Liverpool, Manchester City, and his previous club United to secure draws against all three English giants.
Arsenal are reportedly considering Aaron Ramsdale of Sheffield United as a priority target to push Leno next season.
If they sign Johnstone, who is set to become a free agent next summer, they risk sabotaging Spurs’ ambitions and enraging their primary rivals.
Mikel Arteta, the Gunners’ manager, will want to bring in some talent this window, and if that talent is also coveted by Spurs, he’ll regard it as a bonus.
However, with what is known about Leno’s situation, the Spaniard may be hesitant to make a move, and if the German stays, Johnstone will undoubtedly regard himself as a No 1 rather than a competitor for the gloves.
Johnstone has been named to England’s Euro 2020 shortlist of 26 players. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”