Tottenham Hotspur discover the valuation of Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence amidst Arsenal interest
According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur have been handed the valuation for Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence amidst competition from Arsenal for a potential transfer. He has attracted attention from several Premier League clubs following several impressive performances in the Championship.
Spurs are long term admirers of the 21-year-old, and now know what they need to fork out to land their man. Middlesborough have slapped a £15million asking price for their star man and it remains to be seen if Spurs are willing to play ball.
Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion are also targeting him as a safety net in an anticipation of the potential departure of Tino Livramento and Tariq Lamptey, respectively. Tottenham will need to be wary of the competition if they hope to come out on top in the transfer race.
Antonio Conte’s side would face another issue since they cannot immediately sign Spence since he has already played for two different clubs this term. FA rules strictly prohibit a player from featuring for three teams in a single season, so any club that signs him will be unable to use him off the bat.
Spurs- be on your toes!
The Englishman’s performance against the Gunners in the FA Cup third round earlier this month gives us a sneak peek of what he can achieve when at his best. Currently, on loan at Nottingham Forest, his excellent display helped them to a historic 1-0 win, to the surprise of many.
What’s interesting is that the Boro loanee has performed at a similar level for quite some time, indicating that he could be ready to take the next step in his development. Whether that would be at N17 or somewhere else will only be known in due time.
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With several PL clubs now entering the fray for the English youngster’s signature, Fabio Paratici may need to put the matter to bed soon. Whether Spurs will cough up what is needed to meet Boro’s asking price is debatable.
But with all these clubs interested in signing the starlet, we could be left with no other option. With not many days left in the winter transfer window, time will tell if Paratici will come out on top and land Spurs their man.