Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence has expressed a desire to join Tottenham this summer as both clubs continue to work towards securing a transfer, according to The Athletic.
Spurs are firmly in the race to sign the 21-year-old (Football.London) who enjoyed a fruitful campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest as they won promotion to the Premier League.
However, Alasdair Gold disputed this when he claimed there was still work to be done before a fee and transfer were complete.
Tottenham’s pursuit of Spence has come alongside that of Arsenal, Brentford and Bayern Munich (Sky Sports) while Newcastle, Borussia Dortmund and Roma have also been named as suitors (Football.London).
But The Athletic has now revealed the England U21 international prefers a move to Spurs over the other chasing sides with the prospect of playing under Antonio Conte and in the Champions League a big attraction.
The report notes that while Boro and Spurs are continuing discussions about concluding a deal, an agreement has not been reached as of yet.
Spurs have already added Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster to their squad this summer, while they are also close to completing a £25 million deal for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma (The Times).
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The fact Spence wants the move to Spurs himself is a good sign and one that will hopefully speed up the process of a deal being completed. The negotiations seem to be progressing quite well, though, so it should be a deal that materialises fairly soon.
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