The Northern Echo have revealed that Middlesbrough are ‘delighted’ with the transfer fee they will be getting for Djed Spence, with Tottenham reportedly set to pay a bigger fee than they were initially offering for the right-back.
Spence looks set to become Spurs’ sixth signing of the summer transfer window, with reports indicating that the 21-year-old has completed his medical and other formalities (Daily Mail).
Publications have suggested over recent days that Tottenham will pay an initial fee of £12.5m for the player, which could rise to around £20m including add-ons (TEAMtalk).
The Northern Echo claim that while Boro will not be releasing the exact terms of the deal, the club’s willingness to stand firm means that Spurs have agreed to pay a bigger portion of the final sum than they were initially offering.
A senior source from the Teesside club has been quoted as saying that they are ‘delighted’ with the final agreement and feel that their persistence during the negotiations has ‘paid off’.
The report suggests that Boro will receive the fee for Spence which they claim to have been demanding since negotiations first began earlier in the summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
If it is true that the deal is structured to include a lot of add-ons, then I believe it is a good deal for both parties. I think the add-ons are likely to be things like Spence making 100 appearances or winning an England cap in the future. If the 21-year-old does go on to do those things, I do not think Tottenham will mind paying £20m.
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