Reports claim Spurs have agreed Djed Spence transfer – Developments in next 72 hours

Djed Spence
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Developments in the race to sign Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence are expected in the next 72 hours with Tottenham continuing to be linked with the 21-year-old, according to Football.London. 

Spurs have identified Spence as an option to bolster Antonio Conte’s options at right wing-back having been impressed with his displays on loan at Nottingham Forest during their promotion-winning campaign (Sky Sports). 

Football Insider claimed today that Conte’s side were in advanced talks over a £20 million deal this summer which could see them fend off the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Roma, Newcastle, Brentford and Forest (Football.London). 

However, The Guardian have now reported that Tottenham have agreed a deal to buy the right-back for around £20m, which should be ‘wrapped up’ in the coming days according to reporter, Will Unwin. 

Football.London reinforce this by claiming the next 72 hours should see developments occur in the pursuit of Spence with all the interested parties likely to get started with making their moves. 

The timeframe coincides with the end of Spence’s stint with the England U21s, with their final match of the international break coming on Monday in a European Championship qualifier against Kosovo. 

Spence emerged as a key piece of Steve Cooper’s Forest side last season as they secured promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs. 

He made 50 appearances in total and played in all of the club’s play-off ties (Transfermarkt) as they returned to the top tier for the first time since 1999. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

The end of the international period should see plenty of transfer activity kick into gear and that appears to be the case with the interest in Spence. 

There are plenty of clubs in the hunt for him so completing a deal will be very competitive, but Spurs should have the resources and draw to get it over the line.  

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