Championship side confident of beating Arsenal to signing on one condition

Nottingham Forest are claimed to be confident of a deal to sign Djed Spence on a permanent deal if they can seal promotion to the Premier League, leaving both Tottenham and Arsenal behind.

The defender has been an impressive performer in the Championship this term, but caught plenty of attention in helping his side to victories in cup competition against Premier League sides Leicester and Arsenal, eventually seeing his side become unstuck against Liverpool.

Middlesbrough are expected to cash-in on his signature this summer with the player expected to make the step-up to a higher division, and while both Arsenal and Tottenham are believed to be keen, it is his current on-loan side Forest who are claimed to be confident in striking a deal.

Football League World claims that a deal for between £15-17 Million is on the cards, with the Garibaldi confident they can fend off the interest of the big guns if they can seal promotion to join them in the top division.

Bournemouth’s win last night means that they have sealed automatic promotion to the PL, meaning that they will have to survive the arduous task of having to overcome the playoffs to reach the top tier of English football however, which will be no mean feat.

The fact that he has played a key role at the City Ground could well give them a great chance in securing his future, but he definitely deserves to be playing in the PL next season at the very least.

I would love to see him come in and rival Tomiyasu for the first-team role, but he should probably be focused on regular playing time after such an impressive season. With a potential season in the Champions League next term there should be plenty of minutes to go around however, and if he can settle into the system under Mikel Arteta quickly, there is no reason why he shouldn’t be able to prove his worth to the team.

Do you think Spence is ready for a move to Arsenal?


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  1. Hope Forest come up as it’s a great day out and have some great memories of trips up there over the years.

    OT. 28 years ago tonight we were celebrating our 2nd European trophy win after beating Parma 1-0 in Copenhagen. Arsenal everywhere in the Parken Stadium

    🎼1 nil to The Arsenal🎼

  2. Unseat Tomi? Seriously?

    When fit and playing Tomi has been our best and most consistent defender BY FAR!

    Finally we have found a RB worth a damn and the author thinking to unseat him? Wow, Tomi hardly put a foot wrong all year and a single sub par game that I can remember.

    Just saying wow

  3. I see we’ve also been linked to Aaron Hickey for LB position as well to provide cover for KT for £15mil.

    While they’re both decent talents why not promote Joel Lopez (1.79m tall, 20 yrs old, almost physically built like Tomiyasu) from the Academy for the LB position and Brooke Norton-Cuffy (1.81m tall, 18 yrs old, has the physical build of a Kolasinac).

    These two are talents and would save us the £30mil we want to spend on Hickey and Spence. It would leave us vulnerable in the back though as they’re both raw and inexperienced.

    Lopez is out of contract on 30 June 2022 and Norton-Cuffy on 31 May 2022 so it’s best we tie them down now and decide whether to integrate them into the team or loan them out to a Championship side for starters as I don’t see them getting game time in the EPL yet.

    Kieren Tierney and Tomiyasu are both still young (23 & 24 yrs old respectively) and can give us at least 4 more good seasons which gives time for Lopez and Norton-Cuffy to develop.

    In the meantime, I say we get experienced backup upgrades for the LB and RB of better quality than say a Cedric. We need to do something similar to how Gibbs’ injury woes forced us to get Monreal who was experienced but meant to be Gibbs’ back up but instead ended up dislodging Gibbs from that LB spot.


  5. Not needed, we have Norton-Cuffy. tie him down, give him another loan, and he’ll be great for us.

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