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.”