Date: 14th June 2022 at 3:05pm
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A deal between Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough for right-back Djed Spence could develop this week.

That is according to Alasdair Gold of football.london who was speaking on his YouTube channel regarding Spurs’ potential transfer business in the upcoming window.

Spence spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, and helped the former European Cup winners win promotion to the Premier League, following a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-off final.

But it looks like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could be the 21-year-old’s home next season, with Antonio Conte looking for reinforcements next season.

And Gold believes that the deal will develop further this week, with negotiations progressing.

“What I’ve been told is that things are expected to develop early this week,” said Gold in his latest update.

“I think I said Friday, I did a report possibly, that maybe the next 72 hours or so, there was going to be developments.

“Early this coming week, Monday/Tuesday, I think we’ll see things start to kick on.”

Our thoughts on Gold’s comments

After closing in on the arrival of Yves Bissouma from Brighton this week, we believe that Spence would be an excellent signing for Spurs, and he would have a route into the first team next season, with the club competing on a Premier League and Champions League front in 2022/23.

Ian Wright has previously dubbed the Forest star as “unbelievable” and compared the right-back to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James following Forest’s 1-0 FA Cup victory over Arsenal in January.

The £7.2m-rated man made a total of 50 appearances in all competitions for both Boro and Forest last season, scoring three goals and providing five assists according to Transfermarkt.

He was also effective in a defensive sense last term as well, making 68 interceptions and winning 42 tackles in the Championship according to FBref, showing that he can be defensively solid as well as a productive attacking outlet.

The swashbuckling full-back secured a SofaScore rating of 6.75 for his Championship performances last term, showing that he is a consistent full-back when called upon.

We think that Spence would be a sensible signing for Conte’s side, with Matt Doherty injured and the inconsistent form of Emerson Royal, there would be nothing wrong with having a young English prospect to develop, should he sign on the dotted line for Spurs.

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