Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence has emerged as a transfer target for Premier League outfit Brentford, according to The Sun.
The Middlesbrough-owned player will become a wanted man this summer after a sparkling spell at Forest.
The 21-year-old has been in mesmerising form during 2021/22. He was a surprise loan signing in August and has shone in Steve Cooper’s fluid system.
Brentford will face competition. Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and even Bayern Munich have been linked with signing the player.
Forest could also be in the mix for a permanent deal. Naturally, that will only be possible if the Reds complete their promotion mission, however.
Boro will sell to the club that offers the most money during the summer. Chris Wilder has already made his mind up over the youngster and will use the funds to bolster his own ranks.
Spence was in the Forest team yesterday as the Reds won for the seventh time in eight games. He has made 40 appearances for the Reds in total, striking up a stunning partnership with Brennan Johnson.
The youngster has come of age at Forest and it’ll be interesting to see where he starts the 2022/23 campaign.
Forest standout Spence is far too good for Brentford
Although they play in the Premier League, Spence should decline the advances of Brentford.
Thomas Frank’s team play pretty decent football but he will have far bigger clubs vying for his signature and he should hold out.
Forest would dearly love to snare Spence. Indeed, if promotion to the Premier League is secured, he could well become the club’s first signing.
Spence has clubs competing for European football vying for his signature though and signing him won’t come easily.
The Reds have been fortunate to have Spence. If he doesn’t come back to the City Ground, the challenge for Forest is to ensure they replace him sufficiently.