Tottenham did look at signing Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence during the January transfer window, according to The Athletic.

It is claimed that he remains firmly on the radar too, with Antonio Conte desperate to sign a right-sided wing-back in the summer.

Tottenham aren’t in great form right now and there is a clear lack of quality on the right-hand side at the moment.

Spence checked in at the City Ground during the summer transfer window. He has made 26 appearances for Forest, helping the club into play-off contention.

Forest Spence
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The 21-year-old has stepped up under Steve Cooper. He has made the right wing-back spot his own and he looks tailor-made for that position.

Tottenham will face competition for the youngster. He has also been linked with Arsenal, Inter and Roma in recent weeks.

Spence signed for Forest on loan from Middlesbrough. At the time, supporters weren’t sure whether the squad required another right-back but he’s silenced his critics.

The youngster was brilliant in games against Arsenal and Leicester in the FA Cup, scoring the fourth in a 4-1 victory over the Foxes on Trentside.

Spurs are seven points adrift of fourth place, although they do have three games in hand on Manchester United.

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With the defender only being on loan, Forest will be powerless over Spence during the summer.

Middlesbrough have Isaiah Jones as their right-back and given his form this season, they’re likely to offload Spence in the summer.

Forest Spence
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Forest fans shouldn’t get excited though. He will cost in excess of £10 million and unless the Reds are promoted, there will be no chance of a permanent deal.

Tottenham and Arsenal showing interest is massive for Spence. If Tottenham are genuinely keen then surely the London-born player would welcome the switch.

Forest must enjoy Spence and his quality whilst they can.

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