Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence is wanted by Arsenal following his FA Cup exploits last weekend. According to The Mirror, Roma and Inter Milan are also monitoring the situation.
The Reds right-back has been sensational this season. He has made the right wing-back spot his own and is growing with each appearance he makes.
Now, Arsenal are ready to pounce. Spence gave Nuno Tavares and Kieran Tierney a torrid time and Mikel Arteta was clearly impressed.
Cedric started the game at right-back for the Gunners. He’s hardly viewed as a long-term option and Spence would be a decent backup for Takehiro Tomiyasu.
The interest from the three linked clubs highlights that Forest need to enjoy Spence whilst they’ve got him. The club’s chances of keeping him currently look slim.
The 21-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Reds. He’s scored once and claimed one assist during his time wearing the Garibaldi.
It’s quite remarkable that Forest have been able to get the youngster the first place. Middlesbrough must be kicking themselves that they let a divisional rival sign their talented gem.
Forest will certainly benefit for the final 20 games of the season though and the hope will be that he can help the team into the top-six.
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It was always likely to be a temporary thing. Spence has attracted interest from Premier League clubs in the past and now the interest will intensify.
His form at Forest has been incredible. It’s no surprise that he’s been linked with Arsenal, although some fans had hoped he’d stay at the City Ground.
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Roma’s interest is intriguing. Jose Mourinho was linked with a move for Spence during his time at Tottenham but failed to move.
Wherever he ends up, Forest will monitor the player’s movements after this season will fond memories of his City Ground spell.