Alasdair Gold reveals six clubs are now willing to meet Djed Spence asking price

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Djed Spence
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Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are facing plenty of competition for Djed Spence, with five other clubs also willing to meet Middlesbrough’s asking price for the right-back.  

Spence’s performances on loan at Nottingham Forest during the 2021/22 campaign have shot the youngster to the limelight, with many clubs seemingly queuing up for the Boro man.

The 21-year-old is reported to be Tottenham’s number one target for the right wing-back role this summer, with the North London club expected to step up their pursuit of the youngster (The Telegraph).

Forest are said to be keen on snapping up Spence on a permanent deal, with the newly-promoted club said to be hopeful that the promise of regular Premier League football at the City Ground next season would persuade the right-back to sign for them (Sky Sports transfer centre, 30/5, 10:55 am).

The Northern Echo reported a couple of days ago that Tottenham’s interest in the Boro star is now at an ‘advanced stage’ and there is growing confidence within the club that they will be able to sign him.

Gold has now provided an update on Spence’s future, explaining that the decision is up to the youngster, with Spurs, Borrusia Dortmund, AS Roma, Newcastle, Brentford and Forest all willing to meet Boro’s valuation.

The journalist said on a Q&A on Football.London: “As for Spence, I understand that Spurs, Dortmund, Roma, Newcastle, Brentford and Forest are all willing to pay the fee Middlesbrough want and Tottenham are among the frontrunners, although those within Spurs say an official bid has not been made yet. 

“Now it’s pretty much just a case of Spence making his decision, which could be once he returns from England U21 duty in about 10 days’ time. He wants to go to a club that he’ll get regular football at and he’s not believed to be interested in a buy to loan deal.”

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Playing Champions League football at Spurs under Antonio Conte must surely be a more enticing proposition for Spence than any of the other clubs mentioned. So as long as the North London club promise the 21-year-old that he will get game time next season, one would expect them to win the race for the Boro man.

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