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One more transfer in ‘before squad flies out to South Korea’ according to Telegraph journalist

By Harry Hotspur -
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Blink and you’ll miss it. John Percy for the Telegraph online believes that Djed Spence’s transfer to Tottenham Hotspur will be completed prior to the plane taking off for South Korea, on July 13th.

£15million, if the reported number to be believed, is probably the going rate for a prospect emerging from the Championship. For me, the word ‘prospect’ is key and Antonio Conte’s coaching staff will need to sprinkle all the fairy dust they can lay their hands on, here.

Spence isn’t a bad player, but the quality of England’s lesser leagues are not quite as wonderful as some might make out.

Djed’s breakthrough season consisted of 2 goals and 4 assists. Now, I’m not seeking to berate the boy, but the reality here is that we need to look beyond the scratching for reasons to support players. Tireless running, versatility and the ability to bond with fans, is all very well, but that was a recipe that didn’t serve Dele Alli particularly well.

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Finn
Finn
1 month ago

I don’t think Sessengnon has cut the mustard ……..yet. He will have to fight harder for his place this season, but he is a player we hope is destined to be future first pick for the position. I see Spence as the same. Reggie….Hmmmmmmmm.

In my view, Royal came good as the season progressed and by the last couple of months was worth his weight. Conte’s coaching plus the experience of playing in the very top flight (EPL) did its job: if he stays, I’d like to think we’ll see an improved operator pushed by the likes of Spence.

Conte clearly likes some versatility and Doherty has been able to cover both flanks, Davies can also play full back, and there’s some ability to mix and match in the central defender ranks. Assuming we only get Lenglet we should be able to absorb a few injuries and rest for fatigue across the additional fixtures.

Will be interesting to see the friendlies……a few clues to who might make the cut – perhaps that’s why we are not offloading yet – tho’ form would say Levy is waiting till the buying clubs’ desperation sets in and he can up the ante on our deadwood.

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Hallenbeck
Hallenbeck
1 month ago

Have you seen the Sensible Transfers video from The Athletic about him, Harry? Some interesting stats but with some caveats.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
1 month ago

Check the lads wardrobe ..if there is any tiny pink hold-alls ..tata

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago

Next you’ll be telling us that Emerson Royal is the better footballer!

Oh, wait… :-p

Dino
Dino
1 month ago

This should have been done & dusted a while ago… can only assume Levy is thinking maybe he can get him for free next summer… suspect if Conte really wants him it will likely get sorted…

Spursy Bob
Spursy Bob
1 month ago

Does anyone else think they are dithering so much a side is likely to come in and nick him

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  Spursy Bob

Luis Diaz, Eden Hazard, Willian to name but three.

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

They were all rubbish and we ended up with much better players…….

Lilywhite without enough of a squad
Lilywhite without enough of a squad
1 month ago

Surprised we haven’t got a CB sorted before pre season, unless the Barca kid goes through before Sat?

I bet we go in for Pickford next summer for the British player quota if Hugo departs……

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago

I hope not, I think Pickford is awful, far too emotional to be a solid keeper.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

Spence is a punt. I never understood why we sold KWP but we still have Doherty and Emerson, neither of whom are really good enough so I feel that the RB issue has not been sorted out. According to Sky Sports, Newcastle are in talks with Everton over a transfer for Anthony Gordon to the tune of £35 mill. I had hoped we could have swung a deal for him as he looks a real prospect and played more than 40 games for Everton last season.

at large
at large
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Doherty was playing much better before he got hurt and Emerson improved as the season wound down so adding Spence and a full preseason gives Tony viable options at RWB. But I agree we could do better – would love to see Hakimi on board somehow – he’s the best RB in the world in my book.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

KWP was/is bang average and also wasn’t playing so wanted to leave.

Bren Long
Bren Long
1 month ago

This one seems to be “close” to completion for a long time now, which isn’t surprising given that some ‘journalists’ mention this is the deal that Levy is apparently driving.

VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
1 month ago

A good signing in my book. Helps the UK quota and has bags of potential.

Looks raw, but is tall, quick and attack-minded. If Conte can refine his game he’ll be worth every penny.

Now, if we can just get Torres and a creative midfielder, we have a squad going places.

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VincentianMagic
VincentianMagic
1 month ago

I also believe we’ll see the real Doherty this season, so Spence may be a good back-up/rotation.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

The homegrown quota is starting to bite. Buying an established England player will cost an eye watering fee, so if the academy has let you down here we are.

It might be the reason we will keep giving Tanganga and Sessegnon a lot of appearances this season despite neither looking the finished article.

This transfer is the price of getting Winks out of the squad maybe – hopefully he hits the ground running.

Spurs47
Spurs47
1 month ago

If Spence produces what Deli produced this will be a good and exciting deal imho notwithstanding that direct comparisons between the two cannot easily be made as they play in different positions. The overall chemistry is what counts, it could be that spectacular last minute goal to win a cup or the perfect threaded pass, the non stop energetic running and covering, the no nonsense decisive tackle, the brilliant finger tip save or any combination of these. Deli had his ups as well as the more obvious and disappointing recent downs, but he may well yet flourish again at Everton-who knows?
Buying footballers is a risky business at the best of times; the truth is that they all eventually wither and retire leaving us with memories great and small. COYS

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