Brian Laws has said that he can see Nottingham Forest star Djed Spence slotting straight in at Arsenal should he move there in the summer.
The 21-year-old has been linked with several Premier League clubs; including Arsenal, Tottenham and Leeds.
Spence has been consistently brilliant for the Reds and he’s made 29 appearances since joining on loan from Middlesbrough.
Forest’s chances of keeping him are slim, with three Bundesliga giants also keen on signing him during the summer.
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen are all in the mix, with Boro wanting £15 million for their player.
Laws has often been a co-commentator on BBC Radio Nottingham this season.
He’s been quizzed on the form of Spence in a recent interview and he believes that he can slot in perfectly at one club in particular.
Laws told The Athletic: “He didn’t just play well against Premier League teams (in the FA Cup), he hurt them. You could see him slotting into a team like Arsenal straight away. They will be thinking that.
“He has all the attributes to play in the Premier League.”
Spence has come through the ranks at Middlesbrough but the emergence of Isaiah Jones has seen him fall down the pecking order.
The Riverside Stadium doesn’t look like being his new home next season and the top-flight surely awaits.
Laws is right, Spence is destined for stardom after Forest exit
Never has a loan player looked so determined, held so much desire and genuinely cared for Nottingham Forest the way Spence has.
He has played as though every match is his last and he’s been tremendous down the right-hand side for the Reds.
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It will be really interesting to see how Spence does in the Premier League. Crucially, he will want to join a club where he’s guaranteed to play.
Ian Wright would clearly fancy him at Arsenal. He called Spence ‘unbelievable’ after Forest beat the Gunners 1-0 in the FA Cup.
Whoever secures the signature of Spence must be thankful in large to the work done by Forest in nurturing the youngster.