Premier League sides Newcastle United and Tottenham are set to rival Rangers in the chase to land West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone this summer, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that the former Manchester United trainee has been identified by a number of clubs as his Baggies contract comes to an end -with West Ham and Southampton also among those named as possible destinations.
Spurs reportedly wanted to sign Johnstone during the January transfer window before focusing on other targets with Antonio Conte looking for competition for Hugo Lloris.
Johnstone has made 33 league appearances for West Brom this season and the 29-year-old looks certain to leave the Hawthorns at the end of the campaign.
Rangers are in the market for a new keeper with McGregor likely to hang his boots up in the summer, with Jon McLaughlin signing a new contract recently to extend his stay at Ibrox.
However, with only Robby McCrorie as back-up, it is clear the Gers need to recruit another keeper this summer if, as expected, McGregor calls it quits as he approaches his 41st birthday.
Rangers have an advantage over their English rivals for Johnstone’s signature in that the Light Blues are able to agree on a deal with the keeper now while the clubs south of the border need to either negotiate with West Brom first or wait until the summer.
The prospect of regular football at Ibrox while challenging for trophies and competing in Europe is also sure to be a draw for the 29-year-old as he looks to nail down a spot in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad this winter.
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