Danny Murphy has urged Antonio Conte to hand opportunities to Djed Spence rather than signing Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan.

Spurs are expected to strengthen at right wing-back in January (90 min), with multiple Italian publications suggesting over recent weeks that Antonio Conte wishes to raid his former club for Dumfries (TuttoSport).

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The Dutchman impressed during the World Cup, scoring once and providing two assists in Qatar, with CalcioMercato reporting earlier this month that Inter wish to cash in on him on the back of the tournament he has had.

Other Premier League clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea, have also been credited with an interest in Dumfries (Rudy Galetti). 

However, Murphy has suggested that the 26-year-old is not better than the right wing-back options Conte already has at his disposal. The pundit questioned why the Tottenham head coach is not ready to offer opportunities to Spence, given the attributes that the 22-year-old possesses.

The former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder told Lord Ping (as relayed by Football.London): “Denzel Dumfries won’t be that much of a great signing. I think he is a good player, but is he better than what they’ve got? I don’t think he’s that much better. 

“Tottenham spent £20m on Djed Spence and he has not been given a game yet. He possesses all the qualities Dumfries has got, why not give him a go?

“Spending more money does seem a bit strange for the Spurs at this point. Football doesn’t always go down the logical path in terms of signing.”

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I too would prefer to see Conte hand opportunities to Spence rather than signing Dumfries. However, unlike the Spurs boss and his coaching staff, we do not get to watch the 22-year-old train. Perhaps, there is a reason why Conte does not think the former Middlesbrough man is not ready to make the next step.

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