Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of highly-rated England under-21 star Djed Spence from Middlesbrough on a five-year deal.
Spence, 21, spent the 2021/22 season on mortgage at Nottingham Forest the place he helped the Reds achieve promotion to the Premier League for the primary time since 1999 and have become a bonafide starlet.
The deal contains an preliminary assured price of £12.5m and an extra £7.5m in add-ons as Spence will seemingly slot straight into Antonio Conte’s beginning line-up.
He said: “To play within the Premier League and at an enormous membership like Tottenham Hotspur is a dream come true.
“I’m simply grateful I’m right here and I’ve this chance. Everybody needs to play within the Premier League. For an enormous membership, Champions League soccer and with among the finest gamers, it’s a privilege to be right here.
“I can’t wait to satisfy the gamers, workers and supervisor. I convey pleasure, ability, velocity, I need to excite the followers. I’m very chilled, humble, I dedicate my entire life to soccer.”
Nottingham Forest ♥️
What a large membership, what a crew & what particular followers. We got here from the underside & made all of it the way in which to the highest. We turned desires into actuality and I can’t thanks all sufficient for the particular journey all of us shared collectively🧨.
As soon as a Pink at all times a Pink♥️📈 pic.twitter.com/QPTLSJm3rp
— Djed Spence (@DjedSpence) July 19, 2022
Earlier this yr, the right-back gained the EFL Championship Participant of the Month in addition to Purpose of the Month and Younger Participant of the Month for March – finishing a hat-trick of particular person honours.
Alongside being named within the EFL Championship Crew of the Season, Spence helped England’s U21s safe a spot in subsequent yr’s European Championships however by then we might even see him within the senior squad.
The teenager turns into Spurs’ sixth signing of a busy summer time window – becoming a member of Clement Lenglet, Fraser Forster, Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, and Ivan Perisic in North London.
Tottenham are at the moment third favourites to win the Premier League behind Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool at a worth of 14/1 with bet365.