Tottenham Hotspur have edged closer to pulling off another signing this summer…
As the north London outfit near a swoop for Everton forward Richarlison, who would become Antonio Conte’s fourth arrival of the transfer window, it appears that they have been given the green light to seal a fifth addition.
According to talkSPORT transfer expert Alex Crook, Spurs have agreed on personal terms with mooted target Djed Spence ahead of a potential move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“It’s a long window, there’s still two months to go. There were more talks last week, they still haven’t yet been able to agree a fee, but I think it will happen,” he told GIVEMESPORT.
“Djed Spence has already agreed personal terms with Tottenham, it’s just a case of the two clubs coming together.”
With the Lilywhites competing in the Champions League this upcoming season, it’s hugely encouraging to see the board back their manager with an array of fresh faces, as strength in depth will be needed to compete on all fronts.
What will make Conte even happier is the fact that he could finally be getting a solution to the right wing-back problem that he inherited back in November when he took over from Nuno Santo in N17.
By January, it became pretty clear that the Italian head coach – who had won the Serie A title with Inter Milan a season earlier – did not trust his options in the role, as reported by The Times.
The 52-year-old targeted a move for Adama Traore prior to his loan switch to boyhood club Barcelona; seemingly he has been unconvinced by the attacking exploits of Emerson Royal, whilst Matt Doherty has been injured.
Spence is an interesting solution, just as football.london reporter Alasdair Gold once claimed, the 21-year-old dynamo “ticks the homegrown box” and is a “talented young defender with plenty of attacking potential”.
During his loan stint at Championship play-off winners Nottingham Forest, he made six goal contributions in 41 starts, earning a sixth-highest average WhoScored rating of 7.05, also averaging 1.8 dribbles, 1.6 interceptions, 1.5 tackles and one key pass per game, which would back up Gold’s claims.
One particularly standout showing – an FA Cup win over Spurs’ arch-rivals Arsenal – saw Gunners legend Ian Wright wax lyrical about his credentials, deeming him “combative” and “swashbuckling.”
Valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, Spence could be an ideal solution at a snip to end Conte’s wing-back woes. He will surely be buzzing that the club have settled on personal terms with the player, as it means that only a fee needs to be agreed upon.
AND in other news, Spurs now have another “done deal” after Richarlison…