Connect with us

ARTICLES

“I said okay”- Conte makes clear admission about Tottenham signing Djed Spence

Published

on

Antonio Conte reveals signing Djed Spence at Tottenham Hotspur was not his idea

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Djed Spence from Middlesbrough in a deal that will see them pay an initial fee of £12.5million. He became the club’s sixth summer signing after Richarlison, Fraser Forster, Clement Lenglet, Yves Bissouma, and Ivan Perisic.

Spence had a great time in the Championship on loan at Nottingham Forest. The young Englishman helped them win promotion to the Premier League and played a big part in their success down the right flank.

But Antonio Conte has now revealed that it wasn’t his idea to sign Spence, but that the club were the ones who suggested it. The Italian told reporters in South Korea last week (h/t the Evening Standard):

“Spence is an investment of the club. The club wanted to do it. I said okay, this player is young but he showed he can become a good, important player for us. The club decided to buy him.”

What does it mean?

Such a comment could be interpreted by some as the Italian manager’s lack of confidence in the youngster. He has either tried to credit the club for finding a top-quality player, or washed his hands of any responsibility if the move doesn’t work out.

But such a thought would be needlessly pessimistic. If the Italian boss didn’t want to sign the right-back, he could have conveyed that to Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici.

Djed Spence is now at Spurs. (Image: Official Spurs website)
Djed Spence is now at Spurs. (Image: Official Spurs website)

If the move has taken place, it is safe to say that Conte is on board with the club’s idea. Furthermore, he has accepted that the player has shown the quality to become a quality player in the future.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

He is, of course, still young. Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty are already at the club and it remains to be seen if Conte trusts Spence straightaway or lets him learn from the sidelines before giving him a runout.

Spurs Transfer News

Kylian Mbappe with Tottenham Hotspur's Tanguy Ndombele for France. Kylian Mbappe with Tottenham Hotspur's Tanguy Ndombele for France.
ARTICLES8 hours ago

Romano gives a timeline for Tottenham midfielder’s proposed move to Serie A side

Tottenham Hotspur News: Napoli want to conclude Tanguy Ndombele transfer by next week According to Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Napoli...

Destiny Udogie during his time at Hellas Verona. Destiny Udogie during his time at Hellas Verona.
ARTICLES10 hours ago

Tottenham transfer target dropped from his team’s squad for their latest league game

Udinese drop Destiny Udogie vs AC Milan to complete Tottenham Hotspur move According to Fabrizio Romano, Destiny Udogie was left...

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur remain keen on Lyon star Lucas Paqueta. Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur remain keen on Lyon star Lucas Paqueta.
ARTICLES22 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham tracking creative playmaker playing in France

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta According to Football.London (h/t Evening Standard), Tottenham Hotspur are tracking...

Gary Neville of Manchester United with Jamie Carragher during the Legends of the North match. Gary Neville of Manchester United with Jamie Carragher during the Legends of the North match.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Carragher tells Tottenham only one summer signing will be regular starter under Conte

Tottenham Hotspur told only Yves Bissouma will be regular under Antonio Conte out of all summer signings Antonio Conte has...

Tanguy Ndombele seems likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images) Tanguy Ndombele seems likely to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Journo claims Serie A side have reached agreement to sign Tottenham flop on loan

Transfer News: Napoli reach agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to loan Tanguy Ndombele Fabrizio Romano claims that Napoli have reached an...

Six players could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, including Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele. Six players could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, including Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Fabrizio Romano confirms Tottenham star is in Spain to complete summer move

Fabrizio Romano confirms Tottenham star Giovani Lo Celso set to leave for Villarreal Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is...

Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
ARTICLES2 days ago

“Politics of the club”: Conte remains grounded regarding Tottenham’s transfer strategy

Antonio Conte is pragmatic about the transfer strategy at Tottenham Hotspur this summer Tottenham Hotspur have had an interesting transfer...

Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan. Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Discarded Spurs star set to return to La Liga outfit this summer

Tottenham Hotspur star Giovani Lo Celso on the brink of returning to Villarreal on a season-long loan According to transfer...

Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent. Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham set to trigger £41 million deal to sign on-loan ace permanently

Tottenham Hotspur set to trigger £41 million buy option to make the Cristian Romero transfer permanent According to The Telegraph,...

Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club. Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham irked by players refusing to leave amidst concrete interest from elsewhere

Tottenham Hotspur officials unhappy with fringe players refusing to quit the club Officials at Tottenham Hotspur are annoyed by Sergio...