Tottenham Hotspur defender Djed Spence has returned to the club after picking up an injury during his loan spell at French club Rennes.
Manager Bruno Genesio has confirmed that the young defender will return to Tottenham and continue his recovery with his parent club.
“Djed Spence injured his knee, he is out until the end of the season due to a sprain. He will also return to Tottenham to take care of himself there,” explained Genesio, as reported by Rennes’ official website.
The 22-year-old signed for Tottenham at the start of the season in a £20m deal, but he fell out of favour with former manager Antonio Conte and had to leave the club in search of regular playing time.
Spence has done reasonably well at the French club during his 10 appearances (784 minutes) and he will be hoping to stake his claim in the starting lineup next season.
Tottenham are expected to bring in a permanent replacement for Antonio Conte at the end of the season and it remains to be seen whether Spence can impress him.
The north London giants signed Pedro Porro from Sporting CP during the January transfer window and the Spaniard is currently the first-choice right-back at the club.
Spence was excellent in the Championship last season and he has the talent to play regularly in the Premier League. If Tottenham cannot provide him with regular first team football, the 22-year-old should look to leave the club at the end of the season.
Spence needs to play regularly in order to continue his development and he cannot afford to sit on the bench at Spurs for a whole season.