Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur complete the signing of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough
Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough on Wednesday. The right-back has joined the London club on a contract until 2027.
Spence began his youth career at Fulham before joining Middlesbrough aged 17 in July 2018. He joined Boro’s first team in 2019 and scored his first goal for the club against Huddersfield, 19 days after debuting with the first team.
The right-back joined Nottingham Forest on loan last season and played a key role in taking the club to the Premier League. He was named in the EFL Champion Team of the Season and the PFA Champion Team of the Year.
The 21-year-old is Tottenham’s sixth signing in the summer transfer window.
Spence, speaking on the club’s official website, expressed his happiness at the move to Tottenham, saying it was his dream to play in the Premier League.
“Dreams come true to play in the Premier League at a big club like Tottenham Hotspur. It’s great, I’m grateful I’m here and I’ll have the chance to play for this club. “
“So far it has been a long way in my career, it has been difficult at times but also very good and I have worked hard to get where I am now. Of course, everyone wants to play in the Premier League. As a kid, you watched it since you were little so it was my goal and I finally achieved it, so I’m happy.
The right-back also said he wanted to run to the ground and expressed his happiness at playing under Tottenham manager Antonio Conte.
“Obviously, this is also a big club with Champions League football, and you have some of the best players playing here, so it’s a privilege to be here and I can’t wait to Tobe allowed to go. From what I’ve seen here, it’s very good. I think that will help me and help me grow as a player a lot (in this environment) and I can obviously learn from others and the experience they have. “
“From a young age, from watching some players on TV to now playing with them, it would be great and I am happy to learn from them and take in whatever they can offer me. . In the Premier League you have players with high intensity, good technique it’s going to be difficult, but I think that’s going to be good and I’m up for the challenge. I’m very excited to run on the ground, hoping to play and try to impress. We also have a great manager from what I’ve seen of him, he’s a top manager and I can’t wait to work under him,” Spence said.
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