Tottenham ready to rival Arsenal in bid to land London-born defender

Tottenham are ready to make their move to try to sign Djed Spence from Middlesbrough, but Arsenal are believed to be keen also.

The right-back enjoyed a thoroughly impressive campaign on loan with Nottingham Forest, helping them to reach today’s playoff final, as well as helping his side to impressive cup wins over Huddersfield, Arsenal and Leicester, getting his name on the scoresheet against the latter.

While his performances certainly haven’t gone unnoticed given that a number of clubs are now believed to have taken an interest in his signature, it has been mooted that his most likely destination could be a permanent move to Forest IF they were to seal promotion via winning today’s clash with Huddersfield, with the game at 1-0 at the time of writing.

It remains to be seen whether the interest from Spurs or Arsenal will be more attractive to him, although it could well depend on if they can guarantee him first-team football. The Sun appear to claim that our noisy neighbours are willing to replace their current first-choice RB Emerson with Djed, which may answer that question for him, and we could well fall behind in the race for his signature with us unlikely to drop Takehiro Tomiyasu from our squad.

Should we pull out all the stops to try and land the 21 year-old?


CALLING ALL ARSENAL FANS! Anyone who would like to contribute an Article or Video opinion piece on JustArsenal, please contact us through this link

Video – The Just Arsenal Show: Alfie and Rob discuss Nketiah and Elneny and how the latest news affects Arsenal’s transfer window

Learn more about Arsenal’s proud history – Decade by Decade CLICK HERE to visit our new Arsenal History section

Tags Djed Spence


  1. Watching him at the play-offs,i don’t think he is worth battling other teams for.welcome you notts though.

  2. If Betis cannot meet our demands for Hector then maybe he comes back also for the season until his contract runs out next summer! Just a thought.

    Saves us buying a RB this summer and let Soares go, we can invest again in this dept next summer or Jan.

    Taveres I think will be okay next season along with Saliba & White.

    Pepe & Laca needing replaced along with a midfielder will be top priorities

  3. Nope, we have more pressing needs.
    Ben White can fill in at RB to cover for Tomi if needed, especially with Saliba returning.

    We need midfielders and strikers FFS, enough defenders; already spent well over 100 million on defenders under Arteta.

    White (50) Tomi (18) Ramsdale (30) Tavares (8), and don’t forget Soares and Mari (14) out on loan. That 120 million without wages.

    Try coaching up Tavares and the young defenders rather than constantly reaching for money to solve the problem.

  4. Spence is a promising but raw player. He wouldn’t be first choice at Spurs. Doherty was the only really convincing wing back at Spurs last season. Emerson was only playing at the end of the season because Doherty was injured. Spence would initially be Doherty’s backup, but since he’s 21 and Doherty’s 30 he’d be expected to take over from him eventually. He’d get some game time but if he wants to be first choice he probably needs to stay at Forest.

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors
JustArsenal Top Ten UK Blogs