Speaking to GiveMeSport, Dean Jones has suggested that Tottenham target Djed Spence will have finalised his transfer to North London before the start of pre-season.
Spence exhibited fine form in the Championship for Nottingham Forest last season whilst on loan from Middlesbrough. The 21-year-old made 46 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and providing five assists (TransferMarkt).
A number of impressive performances on the right flank saw Spence named in the Championship team of the season (Sky Sports) and duly alerted a number of clubs to the availability of the England Under-21 international, including Newcastle United and Arsenal (Mirror).
However, Spurs have long been tracking Spence and according to the Mirror, find themselves in the driving seat for the player’s signature this summer.
The Guardian claimed that Spurs had agreed a £20 million fee with Middlesbrough for their talented youngster, but Sky Sports have since revealed more talks are needed, with Daniel Levy now taking the lead.
Despite this, Jones believes that the Lilywhites will be able to capture Spence sooner rather than later.
He said (GiveMeSport): “Spurs are refusing to be rushed into paying over the odds for Spence but talks are progressing and there’s a general feeling that they should have him on board in time for pre-season.”
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In my opinion, all the signs point to the deal being done soon. Spence wants us, we want him, it’s just about making a compromise on the valuation of the player and that isn’t a million miles away.
If it goes through, it will be exciting to see what Antonio Conte can add to Spence’s game to compliment his explosive athleticism and skill.
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