Nottingham Forest man Djed Spence is wanted by Tottenham and Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has confirmed their long-term interest.
Speaking on the Last Word on Spurs podcast, the reporter who is renowned for working on Sky Sports News was quizzed on Spence.
The on-loan performer has been magnificent for Forest this season. Spence has been a standout in Steve Cooper’s team and the Reds have done well to keep him for the campaign.
In the last month, the 21-year-old has really started to catch the eye. He was brilliant against Arsenal in the FA Cup and registered an assist in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Barnsley.
Interest is rife in the youngster. Tottenham want him, Arsenal are keen, whilst Inter and Roma provide suitors from Serie A.
It seems likely that Spence will leave Middlesbrough in the summer and unless Forest win promotion, he won’t be returning to the City Ground.
Bridge has confirmed that Spence is on the radar of Tottenham and it’s something he’s pretty pleased about.
He told the Last Word on Spurs podcast: “Spence is one of a number of players Spurs are looking at and I’m really glad to say Spurs are looking in the Championship. It’s been long overdue!
“Spence was incredible against Arsenal in the FA Cup, but Spurs have been looking at Spence for a lot longer than that.
“He’s on the radar, but Spurs have a number of scouts at many Championship matches at the moment.”
Optimism: Forest must go up to secure Spence
It goes without saying that this transfer window has proved that the chances of signing Spence on a permanent basis for Forest are very slim.
Middlesbrough value their player at around £10 million and Forest won’t have that sort of cash unless they reach the Premier League.
Even then it might not be enough. The likes of Spurs, Arsenal and the two Italian clubs will all be able to offer a more substantial wage packet to Spence.
Forest may have to enjoy Spence whilst they have him. He’s been a mainstay in the team this season and the club would dearly love to keep him.
Sadly, those chances do appear remote.