Djed Spence just cannot seem to catch a break at Tottenham Hotspur since his arrival at the club this summer, and journalist Michael Bridge has suggested a handful of Premier League clubs would be keen on snapping up the youngster on loan in January.
The 22-year-old was pursued by Tottenham all summer, before eventually signing a five-year deal with the club to become their sixth signing of the window (Sky Sports). Hopes were high around the club that a solution to the right wing-back area had been found.
Sadly, that hasn’t worked out yet, with Spence making just three appearances all season, all of which have been one-minute substitute cameos (Transfermarkt).
Despite the inconsistency of Emerson Royal and the fact that Matt Doherty is still not quite back to his best, Spence remains the third-choice right wing-back for Antonio Conte.
With game time hard to come by, it seems the best option will be for Spence to move out on loan when the January transfer window opens.
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Michael Bridge claims there will be no shortage of suitors for Spence if he is made available.
Bridge said: “You would say that five or six Premier League clubs would take him on loan, maybe even Forest. He wouldn’t want to go back to the Championship but, if Spurs made him available for loan, they’d loan him out tomorrow.”
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The Djed Spence situation is a very frustrating one for fans to watch unfold. We know that Antonio Conte likes physical and fast wing-backs who are good at taking on their opponent and delivering a good ball into the box, and we saw Spence do that for fun at Forest last season.
I really hope Spence can either take his chance at Spurs soon, or impress on loan and come back to the squad next year ready to make his impact. Either way, we cannot let this be a waste of a signing, because Spence has the potential to be an incredible player for us.
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