Mauricio Pochettino is planning to make a for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone at the end of the season – according to reports.

Johnstone joined United in 2011 at the academy level but the 25-year-old has failed to break into the first team set-up up until now. The shot-stopper is currently out on loan to Championship side Aston Villa and the Lilywhites are eager to bring him on board for the next season.

Sam joined Villa in January of 2017 for a six-month loan spell and he impressed everyone during his 22 matches with the club.

As a result of this, the England U20 international went back to the Championship side on yet another loan deal for the 2017-18 season.

Johnstone up until now has played 44 games for the Lions and his performances have caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur.

The Sun are reporting that Pochettino is planning to make a move for the 25-year-old as the backup goalkeeper to Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham Hotspur currently have Michel Vorm as their second choice keeper but the former Swansea man is out of contract at the end of the season.

And the buzz around the club is that Vorm might leave Spurs at the end of the season.

In such a scenario, Sam Johnstone is an ideal replacement for Vorm given the fact that the Preston-born shot-stopper does not have a very bright future at Manchester United.

Johnstone will have to beat the likes of Joel Periera, Sergio Romero and David De Gea in order to become the No 1 at Manchester United which at this point of time looks to be a far-fetched dream.

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