Reports reveals what Djed Spence told friends after Spurs showed interest

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Djed Spence
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Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence only had his heart set on a move to Tottenham once they showed interest this summer and is ‘desperate’ to play under Antonio Conte in the Premier League, according to reports. 

Spurs are closing in on a deal to sign the talented right wing-back for an initial £12.5 million fee which could rise to £20 million with add-ons (Football.London). 

Spence was set to arrive at the club’s Hotspur Way training centre on Friday to undergo a medical before completing the move, which would see him become Spurs’ sixth summer signing (Sky Sports). Fabrizio Romano has reported that the medical is now complete.

The switch will also bring an end to a string of unsuccessful talks after the Evening Standard previously claimed Spurs and Boro were struggling to strike an agreement on the transfer fee. 

Spence thrived on loan with newly-promoted Nottingham Forest last season and helped the club back to the Premier League through the play-offs.

According to The Times, the England U21 international had told friends after Spurs showed interest that he would only make a move to the North London club.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports journalist Mark McAdam has also revealed the move to N17 will allow Spence to realise his desperation of playing in the Premier League – particularly under a proven winner in Conte. 

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Thankfully, Tottenham have managed to find an agreement with Middlesbrough for Spence as the deal could have been at risk if it dragged out any further. 

There is plenty of time left of pre-season too so he can get acquainted with his surroundings and Conte’s demands which, for a wing-back, are crucial to understand. 

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