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Former EPL ace says one Spurs new boy is the ‘real deal’, and will ‘be a huge problem’ for teams

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Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Djed Spence on a permanent deal from Middlesbrough earlier today and former Premier League player Trevor Sinclair has now reacted to the youngster’s arrival.

The 21-year-old was on loan at Nottingham Forest last season and he helped the Championship club secure promotion to the Premier League. The young defender was highly impressive when Forest came up against Arsenal in a cup game last season.

Sinclair claims that the youngster could be a huge problem for opposition teams and he managed to run Arsenal ragged last season.

He said to talkSPORT, “There is competition for places but I think Djed Spence will go straight in there, especially with the way that Antonio Conte likes to play 3-4-3.  I think he’s is going to be a huge problem. 

“I saw him play against Arsenal for Nottingham Forest last season – he was against [Nuno] Tavares, [Gabriel] Martinelli, and [Kieran] Tierney and he ran them all ragged. He really made his mark in the Championship last season and also played very well against Leicester City when they knocked them out of the FA Cup. I think he’s the real deal.

“It’s a great bit of business for Tottenham and I think he’s going to hit the ground running. He’s going to be a star in the Premier League.” 

The talented defender is quite effective going forward and he could develop into a key player for Antonio Conte in the coming season. The Italian manager is known to prefer attacking wing backs and Spence could slot right in.

Tottenham have signed six players this summer – Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Ivan Perisic and Djed Spence. 

Sinclair said that the Londoners have been quite impressive in the transfer market so far and they could be set for a successful season.

“I think Spurs have done some really good business,” Sinclair told talkSPORT Breakfast.

“I’ve been very impressed and I think they’ll have a go at breaking that monopoly of the top-three in the Premier League.”

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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
2 months ago

I am cool with this signing.
He has got maybe 5 picks so Spence could be up there with Bonzo (yes I remember he was the lesser part of the Naughton deal & i also recall him being slated for losing the ball high up and being saved by his pace),
Levy cannot resist meddling can he but this one is ok in my eyes – surprised no-one was in for him though?)

Glad the new poster stating Dire doesnt put himself about enough for a big (build) player as I was just about to fly in to you for listing Jilted Joe in the has-beens.
While on that topic
My anger about NDonkey is well documented but I have just seen a vlog stating that Gil is valued at around £15m I like the kid (unlike NDonkey) he tries really hard but is never going to cut it in the PL so we have lost about £25m in a season. Great work Paratici.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

Conte fairly nonplussed about Spence, already labelled him a ‘club’ signing. Another one of those “not ready players” Levy insists on Antonio? 😂

THFC
THFC
2 months ago

Hearing Conte distance himself from this signing tells us plenty but I’d suggest two important points:

– Spence won’t be first choice and likely to be below both Doc and Royal at RWB for the start of the season. He might even go out on loan to a lower PL team, which makes total sense if he isn’t going to be getting decent first team minutes each week.

– All other signing this window thus far are likely to be Conte picks, or at least fit his player profile for that position. Unless I’ve missed something he hasn’t distanced himself from any others.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  THFC

The others are the short term fixes, net spend still quite low compared to those around us. Another development player, at least he won’t be earning 200k a week though! 😂

VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
2 months ago

Spence will be a top player – just needs his defensive game refined by Conte. Reminds me of a Walker type player – bags of pace and energy, just a little raw.

Spence has the advantage as he is also more attack minded with ball at feet than Walker. £12M is a snip.

We should now ship out the likes of Lo Celso, Winks, Rodon, Tanganga, Reguilon and ideally NDombele. Added to the £30M+ from Bergy and CCV, that’s most of our spend covered again.

Torres or Gvardiol would be my choices of a top CB purchase. Zaniolo, Paqueta and even Lingard can play the Moura role and would be an upgrade – and may be needed if Lucas is now going to used as a RWB.

So, in an ideal world Zaniolo and Gvardiol. Alternatively Torres and Paqueta. Either way, we need to get these positions sorted as injuries to the likes of Romero and Kulesevski would have a big impact.

Over to you Paritici.

at large
at large
2 months ago

Conte wants Hakimi Batoni and Perisic to shore up the backline. He got Spence Lenglet and Perisic. 1 out of 3

Conte wants a bachup tor Harry, another attacker and someone better then Winky in midfield. He got Richarlison and Bissouma, so far. 2 for 3 and not done yet.

Conte wants a backup keeper with prem experience. Forster is acceptable. 1 for 1.

Conte wants some more attacking depth to replace deadwood Gio and Tanguy. This is where we are now.

Brick Top
Brick Top
2 months ago
Reply to  at large

We need another CB if we are to compete for anything of note. Looks like Bremer is off to Juventus, which is a shame. He’d be perfect at Spurs. We also need an AM like you said. Pellegrini would be ideal

VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
2 months ago
Reply to  Brick Top

I’d plump for Gvardiol as a marquee signing. A risk as he’s young, but most pundits/supporters agree he’s a beast already and will be worth much more than the £50M+ Leipzeg are asking in the future.

We lack a real powerhouse defender – both Romero and Davies are 6ft or less, and Dier isn’t as dominant as he should be for his size. Gvardiol would solve this issue and have the added advantage of making us less susceptible to set pieces, while increasing our attacking – more so now we have employed the set-piece guru onto the management team.

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