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Spurs could offload summer signing in January transfer window

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Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough during summer transfer window.

Reports have claimed that the London club have parted with a sum of around £20 million for the talented young full back.

However, the youngster has not been able to establish himself as a regular starter for Antonio Conte so far. There have been suggestions that the player was not Conte’s preferred transfer target and he was more of a future investment from the club.

The 22-year-old is yet to start a game for his new club.

Spence showcased his quality in the Championship with Nottingham Forest last season and he will be hoping to play regularly in the Premier League now. However, the likes of Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty are both ahead of him in the pecking order and it seems that Spence might have to leave in search of first-team action.

Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton has claimed that the young defender might need to leave on a loan deal when the transfer window reopens in January.

Hutton also added that the transfer has not gone according to plan for the talented young defender and it remains to be seen whether Spence can force his way into Conte’s first team plans between now and January.

Hutton said to Football Insider: “It is a weird one. When Spence signed, I thought he was a great talent. He was brilliant at Nottingham Forest. I thought he was ready for the Premier League.

“But then you hear Antonio Conte coming out and saying it was not his signing, it was a club signing and one for the future.

“It has not gone to plan for Spence which is a shame because he has ability. If this continues towards January he is going to have to look to get out on loan and play. He is too good to sit on the bench.

“You do not want that to effect him moving forward. He will want to be playing week in, week out. If that means going out on loan and coming back a better player so be it.”

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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
7 days ago

It is a strange one it’s not as if the RWB berth is occuoied by a top player just a decent defender (usually) with no end product (normally). I cannot fathom out why Conte allows this situation knowing his teams are based on WBs not FBs. We were linked with so many players in the Summer but didnt seem close to bringing in a top RWB.
Shirley one of Emerson & Doherty have to leave the club.

Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
7 days ago

You never know – remember when lots of people were talking up Skipp he barely gets a mention now. Another Doherty injury or an Emerson brainfade and a decent display of proper WBness from Spence and Bob’s your Uncle.

HotspurGeezer
HotspurGeezer
7 days ago

Djed Spence WILL get his chance to play plenty of games/minutes in the 2nd half of the season, if not before the WC break.
It’s insignificant what Alan Hutton says or thinks when Antonio Conte has said completely different about 3 weeks ago.

Spurs47
Spurs47
7 days ago

He might leave in January. There again he might not. Sounds like crystal balls to me. Let’s see what happens when there are loads of games and injuries.

at large
at large
7 days ago

Right now Spence is at best 4th choice RWB behind Emerson Doherty Perisic and maybe Tanganga Lucas and Kulu too.

But he’ll have this week and next to impress the boss whilst the others ate wasting time around the world filling UEFA/etc’s pockets.

Last edited 7 days ago by at large
East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  at large

A decent youngster, that’s all he ever was. One day he might be great but there a long way to go, by which time Conte is long gone. So when certain journos say things like he’s a ‘Conte type player’, it makes no sense whatsoever…

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

A player who won’t be used this season is not part of a policy based on backing the manager. Enough of the nonsense.

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