Tottenham are in ‘advanced’ negotiations to sign Djed Spence with a date set on their coup, and that move could set the wheels in motion for a Liverpool exit, per reports.
Spurs have already wrapped up three new arrivals this summer. Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma are all safely tucked away. A loan move for Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet is ramping up, while Chelsea’s late attempt to hijack a move for Richarlison looks to have failed.
If both those players arrive, Spurs’ transfer tally will rise to five, though per Sky Sports, it could soon hit six.
They report Spurs are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign Middlesbrough full-back Djed Spence.
The 21-year-old excelled on loan with Nottingham Forest last season and is in line for a step up to a Champions League contender.
A package totalling £20m has been touted. Sky indicate it would comprise an initial £15m fee prior to add-ons. They also added a move could be wrapped up as early as this coming weekend.
His move to Tottenham would categorically end any faint hopes Nottingham Forest had of bringing Spence back on board.
However, per the Liverpool Echo, a move for Reds right-back, Neco Williams, could quickly accelerate.
Liverpool have let it be known Williams is available for £15m this summer. He had been linked with Southampton as well as a return to Fulham who he helped gain promotion while on loan last year.
However, the Echo reckon Williams could be ‘the next player out of the door’ at Anfield and Forest are looking his likeliest suitor at present.
Djed Spence, Neco Williams moves both make sense
Antonio Conte chopped and changed at right wing-back last season. Emerson Royal struggled in his maiden season in north London.
Matt Doherty did produce a handful of fruitful displays, though at 30, he may no longer have the legs to play wing-back 38 times a season.
That won’t be an issue for the energetic and athletic Spence. What’s more, if he does arrive, a Spanish suitor are already eyeing up Emerson.
Forest, meanwhile, have a void left by Spence to fill. Williams excelled on loan with Fulham last season and is known as a more attack-minded option, as Spence was.
His chances of ever succeeding Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool are virtually nil. A £15m move could be good business for both Liverpool and Forest.