Talks are on in the Djed Spence to Tottenham Hotspur transfer, but it is not yet a done deal, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 21-year-old English right-back has shown his quality in the Championship over the last season, garnering interest from top teams like Spurs.
Djed Spence to Tottenham Hotspur Not Done Yet
If Djed Spence does sign for Spurs, it’ll be gutting but he’s another one that will go down as a Nottingham Forest hero.
Every player that played a part in getting us back to the Premier League is and he was definitely a key player.
— Callum Castel-Nuovo (@callumcasteln) June 10, 2022
Starlet in Demand
Middlesbrough right back Djed Spence is in demand. Having spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, the youngster helped the Reds secure promotion to the Premier League via the Championship Playoffs at Wembley.
Forest had hoped to sign Spence permanently for their foray into the top flight, however, with Spurs also interested they face stiff competition. According to Romano, no agreement has yet been reached.
It is clear that Spence does not want to sign for a top-six club and then be sent out on loan again. The defender wants to play in the Premier League. Whoever signs the 21-year-old will have to ensure playing time at their ground. Nottingham Forest are still hopeful of signing Spence on a permanent deal now that they are in the top flight.
Spence may choose to move to London, as Spurs can offer Champions League matches having finished in the top four of the Premier League. Antonio Conte is looking to build a squad capable of competing in the Premier League and other prestigious competitions which could entice the youngster down to the capital.
Forest can guarantee at least one season of week-in-week-out Premier League football, and while this is attractive, it doesn’t live up to the prospect of Champions League football. Only time will tell what he chooses, with talks ongoing. Spence could stay at the ground where he has enjoyed so much recent success, or he could move elsewhere in the pursuit of greatness.