Tottenham Hotspur signed Djed Spence from Middlesbrough during the summer transfer window.
Spurs paid a fee of around £20 million for the talented young right back but journalist Dean Jones claims that the player was not Antonio Conte’s signing.
Apparently, Tottenham wanted to sign the player and Conte went along with it.
Previously, Conte alluded to something similar. During a press conference in July, the Italian said that Spence is an investment for the club.
Jones claims that the young defender is not a priority for Conte right now and therefore he might not get ample game time at the London club.
Conte is focused on establishing Spurs as a Champions League club and challenging for trophies. As per Jones, the Italian will look to rely on more proven players this season.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “I think it’s worth remembering that Djed Spence is more of a club signing than a Conte signing.
“He’s just not an important figure for Conte in terms of how he looks at the starting XI. He’s got other priorities in terms of getting Tottenham established in that top four.”
It will be interesting to see if Spence can force his way into Spurs’ first team plans in the coming months. The likes of Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty are currently ahead of him in the pecking order.
However, he is a talented player with a big future ahead of him. He showed his quality in the Championship last season and he will be determined to make his mark at Spurs now.
That said, Spence needs regular game time at this stage of his career and sitting on the bench at Spurs will be detrimental to his development.