Tottenham’s next possible signing Djed Spence is an ‘upgrade’ on Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty, in keeping with Jamie O’Hara.
The former Spurs midfielder added that Spence, who gained promotion while on-loan at Nottingham Forest final season, has bought ‘everything’ in his locker, as he advised Sky Sports News.
Those in north London have been fairly busy throughout these early weeks of the summer season switch window, with three new faces becoming a member of Antonio Conte’s Champions League ship.
Yves Bissouma was the big-money signing from Brighton – though former Premier League striker, Chris Sutton, was shocked Spurs solely paid £25 million for his abilities.
Nonetheless, the opposite two to reach had been free transfers in Southampton and England goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, while Croatian legend, Ivan Perisic, reunites with Conte, after becoming a member of from Inter Milan.
The next signing on the block may very well be the youngest of the lot, with 21-year-old Spence, tipped to hitch from Championship aspect, Middlesbrough, as O’Hara is trying ahead to the right-sided wing-back arriving.
“I think he would be a brilliant signing,” stated O’Hara. “He was fantastic at Nottingham Forest last season. I watched him a lot and he was a massive player in their team.
“He’s got everything. Scores great goals. Atheltic. Up and down. His recovery runs are brilliant. He’s good on the ball. I think he is a brilliant player.
“Obviously, it’s a step up from the Championship to playing for a huge football club in the Premier League, when the pressure is on, you are all of a sudden expected to step up two or three levels because it’s the Champions League and Antonio Conte.
“What I have seen of him. He is an upgrade at right wing-back in Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty, even though Matt did well towards the end of the season. I think Djed Spence is a great signing.”
DOES SPENCE START FOR TOTTENHAM?
If Spence joins, then Spurs may have three bonafide right-backs or proper wing-backs to select from forward of the brand new Premier League season.
Conte wants depth for the brand new marketing campaign as a result of Spurs return to Champions League soccer, however absolutely one in all Emerson Royal or Doherty will go away if Spence places pen-to-paper.
More than doubtless, it gained’t be Doherty as a result of, previous to his season-ending harm at Aston Villa, he began to carry off below Conte and he was trying just like the participant that thrived at Wolves below Nuno Espirito Santo.
Emerson has had a combined time since becoming a member of final summer season, with solutions that he desires to return to Spain and Atlético Madrid eager to signal him