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Spurs: Fabio Paratici submits Djed Spence bid

Tottenham Hotspur have made their first move in an attempt to bring Djed Spence to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.

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That’s according to a claim made Florian Plettenberg, with the Sky Sports Deutschland journalist revealing in a recent post on Twitter that all three of Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal have submitted offers for the Middlesbrough right-back, who is currently on loan at promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest.

Plettenberg went on to state that the England U21 international is still being tracked by Bayern Munich, while it is also claimed that Boro will demand a figure of between €12m-€15m (£10m-£12.5m) in order to part with the defender this summer.

In his post, the journalist said: “Update Spence: Selling price is €12-15m! It is said that he has got ‘five offers’. City, Arsenal & Tottenham are among the interested clubs. [Djed’s] dream is to play for MUFC one day. He is a fan! Been told there should be still loose contact with FC Bayern.”

He’s a steal

Considering just how exciting a talent Spence quite clearly is, should Fabio Paratici be able to get a deal over the line for as little as £12.5m this summer, Tottenham’s signing of the right-back would certainly appear to be something of a steal.

Indeed, over his 36 Championship appearances for Forest this season, the £2.25m-rated full-back has been a constant threat on the right flank, scoring two goals, registering four assists and creating five big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of one key pass, completing two dribbles and taking 0.6 shots per game.

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The £4.4k-per-week defender has also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, making an average of 1.3 tackles, 1.6 interceptions, 1.3 clearances and winning 5.9 duels per fixture.

These metrics have seen the 21-year-old average a highly impressive WhoScored match rating of 7.10, ranking him as Steve Cooper’s fourth-best performer in the second tier of English football.

Furthermore, Leicester City’s former Premier League-winning captain Wes Morgan also appeared incredibly impressed with Spence following Forest’s 4-1 win over the Foxes in the fourth round of the FA Cup, stating of the youngster:

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“Spence was outstanding all afternoon, he seemed full of confidence. He probably got what he deserved today with the goal. He’s a constant threat and kept his cool right until the end.”

As such, considering his sheer amount of potential, not to mention his seamless fit into Antonio Conte’s right wing-back role, should Paratici indeed be able to land the player who Ian Wright dubbed “unbelievable” for around £12.5m this summer, it would certainly be yet another masterclass by the Italian sporting director.

AND in other news: Paratici now plotting “serious” bid for £116k-p/w Spurs target, Conte would love him

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