Nottingham Forest promotion hero Djed Spence could leave Tottenham on loan during the January transfer window, according to The Times.
The Reds chose not to sign Spence in the summer, with the player seemingly holding a desire to move to North London.
It’s been claimed recently by The Guardian that Steve Cooper didn’t want to sign Spence; preferring Neco Williams instead.
The Reds fan base warmed to the 22-year-old last season as he showcased a large amount of potential.
Spence made 44 appearances for the Reds as they won promotion to the Premier League through the play-off final win at Wembley.
The youngster was emotional on the turf at the end of that game and plenty presumed he’d sign for Forest.
In terms of him not signing for the Reds, the debate will rumble on over whether that was Spence’s decision or one made by the Reds.
It’s fair to say that his time at Tottenham hasn’t gone according to plan.
Antonio Conte admitted shortly after he signed that he didn’t really choose him and it was a decision made by the board instead.
That has been reflected in the number of opportunities he’s been given.
He’s played for just three minutes during 2022/23 and after the euphoria of last season, that won’t sit well with Spence.
Spence could leave Tottenham but Forest return looks unlikely
Surely, Spence will go somewhere where he will be guaranteed a regular starter.
That probably means a move to the Championship. Certainly, any club pushing for promotion in January would dearly love to take him on loan.
An emotional return to Forest looks unlikely.
The club spent £17 million on Neco Williams in the summer and the club have high hopes that he can produce the goods.
Furthermore, Serge Aurier was absolutely fantastic on Saturday against Liverpool and he looks like a shrewd free transfer.
Spence will forever be welcomed at the City Ground.
January might not be the right time for Forest to be adding another right-back. As a result, that will probably rule the Reds out.
It will be intriguing, however, to see where the player called ‘unbelievable’ by Ian Wright does end up once the window reopens.