Tottenham's bid for Djed Spence hampered by Middlesbrough's £15m tag

Tottenham’s move for Djed Spence ‘hits a snag with Spurs reluctant to pay Middlesbrough’s £15m plus add-ons asking price’ for the England Under 21 star amid interest from Premier League rivals and Dortmund

  • Tottenham are eager to get a wing-back for their Champions League side
  • Middlesbrough are thought to want £15m plus add-ons for star Djed Spence
  • However, Spurs are hoping not to spend so much on acquiring the 21-year-old
  • It could open the door for Borussia Dortmund or other Premier League clubs

Tottenham and Middlesbrough are reportedly in disagreement about a transfer fee for talented young wing-back Djed Spence.

The Teesside club are thought to want £15m plus add-ons for their 21-year-old star.

However, it is thought Champions League-bound Spurs are hoping to pay considerably less for Spence, who has been capped at England under-21 level.

Djed Spence, who has been capped at England under-21 level, has been on Spurs’ radar

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is desperate to add a new wing-back to bolster his squad further

The Sun report that representatives on the player’s side are confident that an agreement will be reached, despite ongoing talks for several weeks without a resolution.

Spurs have kept tabs on Spence for a long time, and want to acquire the man immediately to address Antonio Conte’s present shortcomings at wing-back.

The club have already been busy in the transfer market during the summer window, completing the signings of Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic, with more rumoured to come.

Spence spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, helping the club back to the top flight

If Spurs refuse to match Middlesbrough’s financial demands, it is thought a deal could be struck with German side Borussia Dortmund, or another Premier League side, who are also keen on Spence.

Spence spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, helping them to win the Championship play-off final and secure Premier League football for the first time since the 1990s.

A move to Spurs could see Spence line up against his former Forest teammates in the Premier League next season, as well as give him a taste of the Champions League.




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