Arsenal and Spurs go head to head for talented right back on Deadline Day

There are reports coming in this morning that our local rivals Tottenham Hotspur are intending to challenge Arsenal in a Deadline Day bid to sign the Middlesbrough right back Djed Spence, who is currently on loan at Nottm Forest.

Spence was most pundits Man of the Match when Forest knocked the Gunners out of the FA Cup a few weeks ago with an extremely impressive performance, and according to The Mirror, Southampton are also keen on the 21 year old.

We are all very well aware that Arsenal desperately need a new backup to Tomiyasu at right back, and although the Japanese international is unlikely to be replaced as Number One, he has spent a lot of time out injured, while Antonio Conte tried to sign Adama Traore from Wolves before Barcelona stepped in.

Although Spence has already played for his home club Middlesbrough as well as Forest this season, whoever won the race for his signature would have to leave him at the City Ground until the summer, but with his obvious precocious talent, the two London sides would prefer to sign him now to stop him being snapped up by our rivals.

It would appear that the youngster is valued at £10 million, but with a bidding war and his exceptional ability I would expect the price to be much higher, but in my opinion he is definitely worth it.

He would fit perfectly into Arteta’s youth project at Arsenal.

Who agrees?

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  1. Spence was valued at 2m in June now we probably have to pay 15mill. Why don’t we discover players when they are worth 2mill? We got Martinelli for 7mill who is now worth 30m+ Guendouzie 7 mill worth 20m +, Saka free now worth 40m + ESR free now worth 30m+. Is that not what our scouts are scouring the planet for? 50m Laca, 60 m Auba and 72m Pepe have not exactly worked out. Was Partey really worth 45m? White 50m? Both good but are they really that good? On the walls of the Emirates it reads we don’t buy stars we make them? If that really is true then we should look no further than Balogun, Azeez, Patino, Lopez, Rekik, Taylor-Hart, Biereth should all be promoted to the senior squad.

  2. IMO, if he becomes too expensive, get a cheaper alternative from Portugal 🇵🇹 or South America,

    1. Very good signing for both teams. If he went to Sp*rs for just 15M, it is a steal. I cannot believe we have not went for him.

  3. As usual Arsenal have left it late. Puttin a signature on the agreement is nota problem.
    What bothers me is if the player fails a fitness and medical test.

  4. Spence would be a wonderful addition, best competition for Tomi. Late as usual, but better late than never. Sad though about Zakaria, the guy would have been great for Arsenal. Striker and DM are a must…

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