The Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor has claimed he can see Tottenham snapping up Djed Spence and loaning the youngster to Nottingham Forest but admitted it would be a strange outcome.
Spence is reportedly Tottenham’s number one target for the right wing-back role this summer (The Telegraph), with the North London club said to be growing in confidence that they will win the race for the 21-year-old (The Northern Echo).
Forest are also said also to be keen on snapping up Spence on a permanent deal after his impressive showing on loan at the City Ground last season (Sky Sports transfer centre, 30/5, 10:55 am).
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold revealed this week that Spurs, Borrusia Dortmund, AS Roma, Newcastle, Brentford and Forest are all willing to meet Middlesbrough’s valuation of the right-back.
The journalist added that Spence is now expected to make the final decision regarding his next destination but insisted that the player is not interested in a buy to loan deal.
However, Taylor believes such a deal is on the cards, although he admitted that it would not make sense for Spurs to sanction such a transfer.
When asked if Tottenham could loan Spence to Forest after signing him, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “I could see that happening, but the only thing I’d sort of say on that is given Royal, although he’s improved a lot recently, and Doherty, haven’t nailed down that right wing-back spot, it would be slightly strange to sign a player that could compete with them to then offload them.”
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I do not think Spurs are looking at Spence as merely one for the future. If Conte and Paratici do not think the 21-year-old is ready to compete with Doherty and be Tottenham’s first choice at right wing-back, I doubt they would have made the Boro starlet one of their top targets this summer.
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