Middlesbrough Defender Set for Tottenham Hotspur Move Move

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Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence is set to undergo his medical at Tottenham Hotspur today today after an agreement was reached with Middlesbrough, reports Lyall Thomas.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported last night that the two clubs were on the verge of an agreement, and now both Thomas and Dan Kilpatrick of The Evening Standard saying that Spence is undergoing a medical today.

The England U21 international is set to join the North London side for an initial £12.5 million, with add-ons totalling up to approximately £20 million should they be met.

The agreement brings an end to lengthy negotiations, with the London-born Spence set to put pen to paper on a deal until at-least 2027 and become the Lilywhites’ sixth signing of the summer.

Djed Spence Set to Complete Move to Tottenham Hotspur

Impressive Season Earns Big Move

Despite being contracted to Middlesbrough, Spence enjoyed his breakout year last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, making 46 appearances for the club as they won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

The dynamic wing-back was a standout performer contributing, two goals and six assists in the league while chipping in with a memorable goal against Queens Park Rangers in the Reds’ impressive FA Cup run.

Whether or not Spence joins the North London side as a regular starter remains to be seen, with Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal already at the club. However, if the young right-back can nail down a starting spot for Spurs, he could be a scary prospect.

With an impressive blend of pace and physicality, married with his abundance of technical ability on the ball, Spence could become a lethal weapon in Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation, progressing and stretching play with the ball at his feet.

Though it does have to be considered, Spence is still raw and often lacks an end product in and around the penalty area. However, with Conte’s track record of progressing players, especially wing-backs such as Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso during his spell at Chelsea, this will likely not be a problem.