If one were able to make a footballer from scratch, I’m thinking along the lines of the 1985 cult classic ‘Weird Science’ territory here, then of the many dream players to create would be the perfect wing-back.
They had their limitations, but the Danny Rose and Kyle Walker combo was occasionally a force to be reckoned with. Since their departures, Levy and Hitchen have made an absolute fist of replacing them.
Sergio Reguilon has been extremely capable on occasion, but the business of finding a right-back at Tottenham has been a series of disasters. Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker Phillips, Serge Aurier, Matt Doherty, Emerson Royal, the list of mis-fitting and misfiring recruits Spurs have tried makes for uncomfortable reading. This morning, we have Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas suggesting that Djed Spence could be of interest.
Oh, dear. Here’s the lad’s Wyscout assist clips page.
Whilst the boy is indeed fast; his assists’ column on his stats’ page is a barren wilderness.
Spence’s career crossing success rate is 25.3%.
Sure, he’s only 21, but this looks like another bad idea when what we need is a finished article. One with an end product.