Tottenham, West Ham & Newcastle among clubs set to battle it out for West Brom and England man

Albion’s number one is almost certain to leave the Hawthorns following the expiry of his contract in June.

Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Newcastle United are all among the clubs set to battle it out for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone this summer.

That’s according to the Daily Mail who also claim that Southampton and Scottish champions Rangers have expressed interest in the England international.

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Rangers have reportedly expressed interest in signing West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. A number of clubs, including Tottenham, are also keen on the 29-year-old. (Football League World)

Johnstone, 29, is set to be available on a free this summer after talks around a new contract at the Hawthorns never really got going.

The shot-stopper is keen to play at the top level as he looks to cement his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Bruce pretty much admitted defeat in regards to keeping Johnstone at the Baggies beyond this summer following the defeat to Stoke City on Saturday.

“The likelihood is that Sam is going to leave,” he said.

“But I have seen enough of the kid [Alex Palmer] and [David] Button has played enough for me to know he is a very, very decent goalkeeper.

“I am quite happy with him and we are in discussions with him now over next year, and I hope that could be fruitful.

“We are blessed in that department. The way I think at the moment is to let those two go head-to-head.”

Johnstone has made 36 appearances in all competitions for West Brom so far this campaign, keeping 15 clean sheets and conceding just 33 goals in that time.

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