Journalist claims PL club believe they can beat Tottenham to Djed Spence

Djed Spence
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Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Nottingham Forest still believe they are the favourites to snap up Djed Spence but added that Tottenham retain hope of winning the youngster over.

Spence had an outstanding campaign on loan at Forest in 2021/22 and, having secured promotion to the Premier League, Steeve Copper’s side are reportedly looking to sign the 21-year-old permanently from Middlesbrough (Sky Sports transfer centre, 30/5, 10:55 am).

The England Under-21 international has also emerged as Spurs’ top target for the right wing-back role, with the North London club allegedly looking to use the youngster in tandem with Matt Doherty next season (Football.London).

The Northern Echo reported a few days ago that Spurs are confident of winning the race for Spence this summer and that Forest are now looking for other alternatives.

However, Jones has now said that the newly promoted club believe they are still very much in the race for the right-back and suggested that Spurs still have work to do to win the race for the Boro man.

The journalist told GiveMeSport about Spence: “Forest believe that they’re the frontrunners, but Tottenham want the chance to win him over. They don’t know where his head is at in this exact moment.

“I think by the middle of June, when things settle down, the window is opened and the internationals are out the way, they intend to find out exactly where Djed Spence’s mind is at and whether that deal is doable.”

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If Spurs can convince Spence that he will get game time next season, one would expect the right-back to pick us over Forest. One would assume that the 21-year-old would fancy his chances of making the right wing-back spot his own ahead of Matt Doherty.

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