Football London journalist Alasdair Gold has claimed that Tottenham have watched Nottingham Forest star Djed Spence. He has, however, suggested that the club might choose not to sign him during the summer.

The 21-year-old has spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan at the City Ground. He’s become a mainstay in the team and is now valued at around £15 million by parent club Middlesbrough.

Several clubs have placed Spence on their shortlist for the summer. Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked domestically; with Bayern Munich, Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen providing interest from overseas.

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Forest would also dearly love to keep Spence. Those prospects very much hinge on whether or not the Reds can finish the job and win promotion to the Premier League.

Spence was perhaps a surprise signing made by Forest back in August. The Reds already had Mohamed Drager, Jordan Gabriel and Fin Back in place at the club and some fans questioned the need for another right-back.

Gabriel did depart for Blackpool, with Drager later joining FC Luzern on loan. In fairness, those departures took place largely due to the brilliance of Spence who came in and made an instant impact.

Spence has really kicked on under Steve Cooper’s management. In total this season he’s made 36 appearances, scoring three goals and claiming five assists.

Spence might not be quite right for Tottenham, much to Forest delight

The Reds could be powerless to prevent Spence from heading somewhere else next season – even if they win promotion. His form has been so good that other, bigger clubs are ready to swoop.

Reputable journalist Gold has claimed, however, that although Fabio Paratici likes Spence there could be other irons in the fire.

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He has claimed during a Q&A on the Football London website: “Spurs like Djed Spence. Fabio Paratici went to watch him recently. Spence certainly ticks the homegrown box and is a talented young defender with plenty of attacking potential.

“I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if Sputs look at Stephane Singo, Torino’s 21-year-old right wing-back. He ticks a lot of boxes for Spurs, Paratici and Conte.”

That could be music to the ears of Forest and they’ll be keeping everything crossed that promotion can be secured and the club can keep hold of their talented loan stars.

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