Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes his old club would be landing a bargain if they can sign Djed Spence for £15million this summer.
The 21-year-old had an impressive campaign at Nottingham Forest while on loan from Middlesbrough, playing a key role in helping Steve Cooper’s side to secure promotion to the Premier League.
Spence has experience playing at right-wing-back, with Conte chopping and changing between the likes of Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal in North London this season.
Forest are keen to sign Spence on a permanent deal but face competition from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Borrusia Dortmund, AS Roma, Newcastle, and Brentford who are all also willing to meet Boro’s asking price (Football.London).
The Northern Echo claimed on Sunday that Boro are asking for a fee in excess of £15 million to part with the right wing-back.
Robinson told Football Insider when asked about a £15m fee: “It is nothing in today’s market.
“When you look at his age and the quality and potential the player has got £15million would be a bargain. It is not a gamble for that type of money.
“I’m surprised he is going to go for that cheaply. If Spurs can get that one over the line it would be great. Spence is an exciting young talent.
“We will see if he goes straight into the starting XI or not. You expect that he would be given his opportunity at some point.”
Spence would fit Conte’s style of attacking play much better than Emerson Royal, who is said to be attracting interest from Spain.
Offloading Royal and freeing up a non-homegrown space in the squad following the acquisition of Spence could prove to be shrewd business.
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