Football London journalist Alasdair Gold has claimed that it could be 10 days before Djed Spence decides to join Nottingham Forest or Tottenham.
The Reds are expected to match Spurs’ bid for the man who helped the club win promotion last season. Brentford, Newcastle, Roma and Dortmund are also keen.
Spence was a revelation last season and played over 40 times in all competitions as the Reds won promotion back to the Premier League.
Furthermore, Gold also claims, rather intriguingly, that Spurs are yet to make an official bid for the 21-year-old.
Earlier this week it was claimed that a bid was already made. Even if one does eventually come, this is positive news that nothing has been lodged just yet.
Tottenham are looking for some competition. The jury remains out on both Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal, with Antonio Conte keen to strengthen his ranks.
Spence wants to play regular football though and there are no guarantees of that at Tottenham.
If the player made a return to Forest he’d be a regular on the right-hand side having already made the position his own last season.
The Reds took Spence on loan in August. At the time it was deemed he was a strange signing given that the club already had a couple of right-backs.
He quickly made a mockery of his critics. Spence was all-action and struck up a brilliant partnership with Brennan Johnson which saw him loved by supporters.
Journalist makes claim and Forest need to move for Spence
Transfers can take time these days but Forest can’t delay when it comes to Spence.
Signing him looks like a very important deal for the Reds and they can ill afford to take any time when it comes to lodging their bid.
Spence’s season has been extended twice. First due to Forest reaching the play-offs and now due to his second England under-21 call-up.
With that in mind, the Reds are behind some other clubs in their quest to strengthen their squad.
Of course, as with these things, there will be other irons in the fire to Spence, but he’s the one they really want.
It’s definitely good news that Tottenham are yet to bid and Forest must now act.