Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly submitted a €20 million bid for Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence.
According to Football Transfers, Tottenham Hotspur have tabled a €20 million offer for Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence. The 21-year-old spent the last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, helping them gain promotion to the Premier League.
Spence made a total of 50 appearances in the recently-concluded campaign, scoring three and assisting five goals in the process. With a strong season showing that he is now mature enough to play in the Premier League, Nottingham Forest are eager to sign him permanently ahead of the next term.
However, Spence is also attracting interest from other top-flight clubs with Tottenham believed to be one of them. Even Bayern Munich were said to be keeping tabs on the youngster at one point but now it seems that Forest and Spurs are the only two sides vying for his signature.
Tottenham have even gone ahead and submitted a bid of €20 million for the youngster. Spence might not immediately get a starting spot at Spurs, unless they decide to offload both Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty. But he will get the chance to play in the Champions League with the north London giants, which he wouldn’t get at Nottingham Forest.
Spence is yet to take a decision on his future and contrary to widespread reports, he has not agreed to join Spurs. But Conte’s side are in with a shout, as the young full-back is open to joining them and the Lilywhites could well land him ahead of the next season.
Nottingham Forest are not ready to back down, though. The club are said to be doing everything in their means to get the transfer over the line. They share a good relationship with the player and his family, which could act as a catalyst in Spence’s decision.
However, featuring in the Champions League could be a big pull for the youngster and that could play a role in deciding his next move. Newcastle United have been linked with a move for him as well. So, it remains to be seen which way the 21-year-old ultimately moves once the transfer window opens.