Middlesbrough youngster Djed Spence has admitted that it is flattering to be linked with a move to the likes of Spurs after his impressive performances for the Championship side this campaign.
The youngster who can play at both right-back or further up the field broke into the Boro team a couple of months ago and hasn’t looked back since. He has established himself as a starter for Jonathan Woodgate’s side and is yet to be on the losing side since making his debut (Football League World).
The Evening Standard reported last week that Spurs have identified Spence as a possible future target as they look to strengthen their options at right back.
The report claims that Jose Mourinho rates the 19-year-old defender very highly and even personally congratulated the teenager on a fine performance against Spurs following the FA Cup third round tie at the Riverside Stadium earlier this month.
While Spence admitted that he is flattered by the link, he insisted that was focused on his job at hand at Boro.
The Londoner told Teesside Live, “Of course it is flattering to read that stuff (linking you with big clubs).
“It is a good feeling. But I just need to stay focused. I want to play well and stay focused and not let all that get to me.
“I’m just a young footballer and I need to keep doing what I have been doing.”
Spence will be hoping to be named in Jonathan Woodgate’s side for the FA Cup replay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening.
Spurs Web Opinion
With the recent links to Max Aarons, Nathan Ferguson and now Djed Spence, it seems like the club is looking at a young option at right-back. Out of these, I believe Aarons is the best bet but he is also likely to be extremely expensive now that he has proved he is good enough for the Premier League.
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