Tottenham ‘close’ to Signing Middlesbrough Defender Djed Spence


Tottenham are likely to sign Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence soon as Daniel Levy signs Steven Bergwijn’s move to Ajax, according to The Telegraph. Tottenham have agreed a fee with Middlesbrough that could see a £20m move for Djed Spence.

The England 21-year-old, who performed well against Nottingham Forest last term, has made him in demand this summer. Djed Spence In his promotion season on loan at the City Ground, Spence made 46 appearances for the club, scoring three goals. All in all, his reputation has grown at an unbelievable rate this season, and he has also managed to pique the interest of Tottenham Hotspur. An attack-minded wing-back by nature, the England under-21 international looks set to become a new addition for Antonio Conte’s side as he looks to build a team capable of challenging in the future.
Also with the 21-year-old at the top of Antonio Conte’s wish list, we’re speculating that Tottenham Hotspur will sign the full-back at the weekend.

If the deal goes as expected, Spencer will become Tottenham’s fifth signing this summer after Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and the recent £60m move from Everton to Richarlison . Spencer is only 21 years old and many believe he has a very bright future in the game.

“Hopefully, it will come to a quick conclusion because that would help everybody,” Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder said at the weekend, as reported by The Northern Echo. “That’s the way we’d like it to be, although the situation isn’t always straightforward. It is taking its time, but hopefully, it can get sorted. If not, then as I’ve said all along, Djed comes back to us.”

The Boro boss had said last week: “From my point of view, negotiations between Kieran (Scott), Neil (Bausor), Steve (Gibson) and Tottenham stay between Kieran, Neil, Steve and Tottenham. If the deal doesn’t get done, we’ll see where we go from there. Have I got input into it? Yeah, 100 per cent. The boy obviously doesn’t want to come back here, which I’ve got absolutely no issue with. He obviously sees his future away from here, and he had a brilliant season last season.