Nottingham Forest loan star Djed Spence could be the subject of a bidding war in the summer, according to the Evening Standard. Arsenal, Tottenham and even Manchester United are considering moving for the 21-year-old.

Spence has been magnificent during 2021/22. He joined Forest on loan back in the summer and he’s really grown as a player under the stewardship of Steve Cooper.

The player made his England under-21 debut on Tuesday night. He played for over 30 minutes as the young Three Lions defeated Albania 3-0 away from home.

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Spence now has 10 games left with Forest. Cooper’s team sit three points off the play-offs in the Championship and a top-six finish is firmly within their grasp this season.

Bizarrely, Neil Warnock decided back in August that Spence wasn’t part of his plans. The talented defender has made a mockery of the veteran manager and that decision looks almost comical.

The youngster has lit up the Championship this season, striking up a wonderful partnership with Brennan Johnson down Forest’s right-hand side.

Several Premier League clubs are aware of Spence. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig are also thought to be fond of the Boro-owned player.

Spence must make right choice after Forest departure

It might not be of any relevance to Forest but Spence has a big decision to make. The last thing he wants after such a good season on Trentside is to go somewhere else and not play regular football.

Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers - Sky Bet Championship
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Spence is a big player and he does deserve a move to a sizeable club. Playing football is paramount, however, and not getting the chance to do that would be a careless career move.

The dream for Forest would be for him to go to a club that is then willing to loan him out again. That could open the door for the Reds and surely Spence would be welcome back next season.

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