Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence is set for further talks with Bayern Munich and Manchester City are now keen also.
According to German football correspondent Florian Plettenberg, the Bundesliga champions are keen to sign the player from Middlesbrough.
He also claims that seven Premier League clubs are vying for his signature and that Spence would like some sort of clarity by April or May.
Spence has been tremendous for Forest this season. He has made 30 appearances for the club and has been one of the standout right-backs in the league.
Last night he helped Forest reach the quarter-final of the FA Cup where they will face Liverpool at the City Ground.
Spence has registered three assists during 2021/22 and also scored twice for the Reds.
Those statistics perhaps don’t do his form justice and his link-up play with Brennan Johnson has been nothing short of superb.
Despite his good form, the nature of the clubs linked with Spence is still remarkable.
Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal have also been previously mentioned in the mix; with Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen also keen.
Forest signed Spence on a season-long loan from Boro back in August and he’s grown as a player on Trentside.
Bayern or Guardiola leave Spence with a tough choice after Forest exit
Both City and Bayern are arguably the two top sides in world football right now. The pair play a style of football that should suit Spence and it’s an exciting time for him.
The 21-year-old has no ceiling to his talent. He’s showcased at Forest that he could be a top, top player in the future and a big club definitely beckons.
Forest will have to enjoy Spence whilst they can. There’s absolutely no chance they can compete with the level of salary the top clubs can offer and the club will have to move on.
The challenge for Steve Cooper and Dane Murphy is to find a player akin to Spence ready for next season.