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Tottenham suffer transfer setback in Djed Spence chase

According to Hartlepool Mail (h/t Football London), Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a setback in their chase for Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence.

The 19-year-old has impressed for Middlesbrough this season and has made 12 senior appearances for the club. He also got off the mark with his first goal against Huddersfield on Boxing Day last year. (h/t Transfrmarkt)

The youngster recently penned a new two and a half year contract at the Riverside Stadium, putting a dent into Spurs’ hopes of landing him.

Djed Spence

Djed Spence has signed a new deal at Middlesbrough

Spence was born in London and came through the youth ranks at Fulham. His decision to renew was praised by former Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate. He was released by the Potters in 2018, just before his 18th birthday.

Woodgate, the head coach at Middlesbrough admitted that the youngster could have “allegedly” decided to join Tottenham. But instead, he chose to renew with his current side. (h/t Hartlepool Mail)

With the player signing a new contract and the emergence of Japhet Tanganga, it remains to be seen if Spurs will continue to follow up on their interest.

Spence picked up his first individual accolade when he won the EFL Young layer of the Month award for December 2019. (h/t BBC)

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