According to The Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur would have to pay £12m to land Djed Spence from Middlesbrough.
Spence’s reputation has grown substantially since he broke into the Boro first-team as a teenager back in 2018.
The right-back has seemingly been on Tottenham’s radar for a long time, with the Lilywhites being credited with an interest in him back in January of 2020 while Jose Mourinho was in charge.
Spence is currently on a season-long loan at Nottingham Forest and the youngster has impressed at the City Ground in the first half of the campaign.
Sky Sports reported this week that Spurs were eyeing a deal for Spence this month, but the report explained that the youngster would only be able to play for Antonio Conte’s side next season, having already represented both Boro and Forest this campaign.
The Evening Standard have now also backed up the claim involving Tottenham’s interest in the Boro starlet.
The report reveals that Spurs and Arsenal are set to go head to head for Spence in the summer, with both North London clubs looking for additions at right wing-back.
It is suggested that Boro could demand up to £12m for the youngster in the summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
Spence is a fantastic talent but if we are looking at a young, up-and-coming right-wing-back, I would prefer Spurs to go after Max Aarons, who is at the same age as the Boro man but has plenty more experience in the top flight.
I also think Tottenham’s interest in Spence could be independent of the club’s rumoured pursuit of Adama Traore. Perhaps Conte wants Traore as a player who can improve the side immediately while viewing Spence as one for the future.
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