Report: Defender undergoing medical at Hotspur Way today

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Djed Spence is on his way to Tottenham’s Hotspur Way training base this morning to undergo a medical, according to Sky Sports‘ live transfer centre (15/7 – 09:05).

A deal is reported to have been reached which will see the north Londoners pay an initial £12.5m transfer fee that culd rise to around £20m if add-ons are met (Lyall Thomas).

Sky Sports News reporter Mark McAdam claimed yesterday that Spence is desperate to join up with Antonio Conte at Tottenham.

Should a deal become finalised, Spence will be the second addition to the wing-back positions with Ivan Perisic having already joined from Inter Milan on a free transfer (BBC). 

Wing-backs have played a major role in Conte’s system whether it be in Italy or at Chelsea which makes these signings sensible indeed.

Spurs have already made five additions to their squad with Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Fraser Forster forming the rest of the new arrivals.

With these new transfers, Tottenham would hope that Conte would have the right tools to bring in the success that they have yearned for quite a long time.

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Spence’s time on loan at Nottingham Forest gives us a clear indication of how much of an impact he can make should he join us this summer. His energetic runs up and down the right-hand side coupled with his crossing ability and dribbling skills have been some of his trademarks during that spell.

While a jump up to the Premier League is certainly something that we must account for, the England Under-21 international has showcased how he can also deal with the raised challenge. After all, he was one of the best performers for Forest in the previous campaign during their impressive run in the FA Cup.

That run saw the 21-year-old impose himself against the likes of Arsenal, Leicester City and even Liverpool which can be deemed as an assurance of his quality indeed. If that is the case, then there is no reason to see why Spence would not be able to replicate that under Conte especially when the boss is known to get the best out of his players as he did during his short tenure so far.


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