Manchester United are considering a move for Djed Spence after his exploits at Nottingham Forest this season, according to The Sun.
The Red Devils welcomed Erik ten Hag to Old Trafford this week and the Dutchman has plenty of work to do.
United finished sixth in the Premier League and that simply won’t do for the man tasked with reviving the club’s flailing fortunes.
The incoming boss will likely target some new additions in the summer; with emphasis placed on adding youth to his squad.
Enter Djed Spence.
The youngster has been a revelation since checking in on loan from Middlesbrough. His form even earned him a place in the Team of the Year at the EFL awards.
Spence has been a mainstay in the Forest team, with his performances catching the eye of several Premier League clubs.
Tottenham, Arsenal and Bayern Munich have all been linked with a move for Spence during the summer transfer window.
Middlesbrough are keen to secure a quick sale once the play-off final is finished and now United are in the mix.
Ten Hag will assess his squad first. When he does, however, he will see that another right-back wouldn’t go amiss.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has flattered to deceive and Diogo Dalot doesn’t appear to be overly fancied at the club.
That could see Ten Hag try and grab another option, with Spence now thought to be on the radar at Old Trafford.
United considering Spence but this could be his agent whipping up a frenzy
It’s quickly approaching the silly season when it comes to clubs signing players.
With that, there will be lots of agents planting a lot of seeds of doubt into other clubs over their clients.
Spence signing for Manchester United does certainly seem like a long shot.
Although he’s enjoyed a good season, signing for the Red Devils would see him make an almighty step up.
With United still regarded as one of the big pulls in world football, this could be Spence’s agent trying to get other clubs to act quickly.
If Forest win the play-off final on Sunday, they could be one club who do make a swift move for the right-sided wing-back.