Newcastle have entered the race to sign Tottenham linked Djed Spence but Nottingham Forest could still hold the aces.

According to Football London, the Magpies are now keen on the Middlesbrough player.

Spence has been in fine form for Forest during 2021/22, helping the club win promotion to the Premier League.

His form has earned him England under-21 recognition and lots of top clubs are vying for his signature.

Newcastle enter Spence race
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Tottenham director of football Fabio Paratici is one person who has personally checked on Spence this season.

The North Londoners could find themselves in the mix to sign a right-back, with Emerson Royal likely to leave.

Newcastle also appear to be in the market for another defender; although any new addition at right-back would likely be a backup for Kieran Trippier.

That could see Forest hold the aces with regards to signing Spence on a permanent basis.

The 21-year-old is keen to play regular football and doesn’t want to sign for one club and then join another on loan.

After his heroics during 2021/22, Spence would be guaranteed a spot in the Premier League at Forest.

As a result, he may choose to sign a permanent deal at the City Ground, instead of joining a more established option.

Newcastle enter race for Spence and Forest might have to move quickly

Newcastle are likely to spend a fortune this summer due to their new Saudi wealth.

Despite that, it would appear they’re still trying to be savvy and the £16 million that it could take to sign Spence would be small fry for the Magpies.

Forest must be seen as being in pole position, however.

Spence said after the game on Sunday that he’d like to stay at the club and he’s grown attached to the Reds fan base.

Newcastle enter Spence race
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After falling out of favour at Boro, the young right-sided wing-back will want to continue playing regular football.

In the modern-day game, it’s refreshing to hear about a player prioritising game time over what’s in his bank balance.

Spence would likely jump at the chance to sign for Forest and hopefully, the Reds can get something over the line.

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