Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to finally seal the signing of Djed Spence on Thursday.
That’s according to talkSPORT, who revealed in a recent post on Twitter that, following the news Richarlison is set to sign a five-year deal with Spurs, coupled with Clement Lenglet looking on course to arrive on a loan deal from Barcelona, Antonio Conte, Fabio Paratici and Daniel Levy are now also hopeful of agreeing a deal for the Middlesbrough right-back imminently.
In their post, talkSPORT said: “Richarlison will sign a 5-year deal at Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are also hoping to sign Clement Lenglet & Djed Spence imminently – talkSPORT sources understand.”
Considering just how arduous Spurs’ negotiations for Spence have been – with reports on Wednesday suggesting that Levy was just £1m away from meeting Middlesbrough’s £20m asking price, a figure which includes add-ons – talkSPORT’s claim that Tottenham’s move for the 21-year-old is now coming to a close is sure to have left supporters buzzing.
And, it is not difficult to see why Spurs are interested in a move for the England U21 international this summer, as the £7.2m-rated talent demonstrated during a season-long loan spell with Nottingham Forest last season that he is one of the most exciting up-and-coming full-backs in English football.
Indeed, over his 42 Championship appearances for Steve Cooper’s side, the £4.4k-per-week defender scored two goals, registered five assists and created six big chances, as well as making an average of 1.5 tackles and 1.6 interceptions, completing 1.8 dribbles and 1.0 key pass and winning 5.8 duels per game.
As such, with Emerson Royal being linked with a summer move to Atletico Madrid and Matt Doherty still in recovery from a medial collateral ligament injury, the news that Levy is now close to finalising a deal for the Boro defender is undoubtedly fantastic news for everyone involved with Spurs – not least Conte himself.