Any hopes which Tottenham Hotspur have harboured of signing Djed Spence may have become slightly more difficult after the full-back signed a new contract with Middlesbrough.
The 19-year-old has managed to become a regular in Jonathan Woodgate’s side since breaking into the team a few months ago.
A report in the Evening Standard last month claimed that Tottenham were tracking the right-back, with Jose Mourinho said to be an admirer of Spence.
The report even claimed that the head coach made a point to congratulate Spence on his performance against his side in the FA Cup third round tie which ended as a 1-1 draw at the Riverside Stadium in January.
However, the defender has now put pen to paper on a two and half year contract with Championship club, according to BBC Sport.
With Spence now committing his future to Middlesbrough for the time being, Spurs may have to look elsewhere in the summer if they seek to sign a right back to compete with or even replace Serge Aurier.
Spurs Web Opinion
Max Aarons really does seem to be the perfect fit for us. We have been linked with him for the past few months and I just hope the club are planning on going in for him in the summer. Norwich seem destined for the drop and so he is unlikely to cost a fortune like other young English defenders.
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