Djed Spence is reportedly ‘tempted’ by a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur as a new Premier League suitor has also entered the race.
Spence has been the subject of numeorus transfer rumours following an impressive season with Nottingham Forest. The young full-back helped Forest achieve promotion to the Premier League following a controversial 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the play-off final. Spence now must return to Middlesbrough, having only spent the season on loan with Steve Cooper’s side.
However, it is unlikely Spence will remain a Boro player for much longer. Both Newcastle United and Tottenham are interested in securing Spence as a permanent signing this summer.
According to Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold, Spence is ‘definitely tempted’ by a potential move to work with Antonio Conte.
Conte’s famous 3-4-3 set-up would suit Spence’s playing style. The wing-back’s speed and dribbling ability would be a major boost to the right hand side of Conte’s team.
Spence has also proven he can hold his own against tough competition. The 21-year-old put in a man of the match performance against Arsenal in the FA Cup third round in January.
As a result of this, Arsenal are also said to be targeting a move for Spence this summer.
Newcastle enter race for Djed Spence
The Magpies have also now entered the running for the chance to sign Spence.
According to football.london, Newcastle will compete with Borussia Dortmund, Roma and Forest for his signature.
However, their report still suggests that Spurs are the frontrunners for landing the star.
Djed Spence wanted man as Nottingham Forest gain promotion
Right back Djed Spence is a man in demand as Middlesbrough prepare for multiple offers for Nottingham Forest full back
While a move does seem inevitable, it will not necessarily come cheap.
Boro are believed to want around £25m for his services. This is despite the youngster having only made three appearances for them last season before being shipped out on loan.
Another factor in the transfer is that Spence wants the guarantee of first-team football. It is believed the England U-21 star does not want to join a big club if this means he will once again be placed on loan.
Whoever he does sign for will likely be buying themselves a future world class defender. Aged just 21, Spence has plenty of time for improvement, and has already shown fans what he is capable of.