Report discloses Tottenham's immediate plans regarding Ryan Johnson following recent trial

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Stevenage defender Ryan Johnson recently spent a week training with Tottenham Hotspur.

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A report in the London Evening Standard has suggested that Tottenham plan to keep an eye on Ryan Johnson's progress after the defender recently enjoyed a promising trial with the Premier League side.

The London Evening Standard reports that the highly-rated 20-year-old is out of contract with League Two side Stevenage at the end of the season, and has been spending time with a number of clubs including Manchester United and Watford, but has most recently been training with Spurs.

Johnson was a part of the Tottenham under-23 side that were beaten 4-1 by their Everton counterparts on Monday, but despite that scoreline, the London Evening Standard adds that Spurs felt the trial went well and thus, plan to keep the Northern Ireland under-21 international on their radar.

While Johnson is currently plying his trade in the fourth tier, he has experience of being attached to a team at the highest level, having spent around seven years on West Brom's books before leaving in 2013.

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Before this season, Johnson had made 12 appearances for Stevenage but has spent much of this campaign out on loan with non-league side St Albans.

And while it may be a surprise to hear Tottenham plan to keep their eye on Johnson given his recent lack of game-time and the fact that their under-23 side suffered such a heavy defeat in the game that the youngster featured in, it seems that the Spurs hierarchy feel that there may be something there to work with in the future.

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