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Arsenal ‘interested in signing Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence’

Arsenal are ‘interested in signing Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence for £10million after his FA Cup exploits last weekend…but face competition from Roma and Inter Milan’

  • Arsenal are said to be interested in signing Djed Spence . from Middlesbrough
  • The 21-year-old is currently on loan to Championship side Nottingham Forest
  • Spence made 20 appearances for the Reds – scoring once and claiming an assist
  • Mikel Arteta. interested in his performance against Arsenal in the FA Cup
  • However, Arsenal will have to compete with Italian giants Roma and Inter Milan



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Arsenal are said to be interested in signing Djed Spence during the January transfer window.

Djed is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest and caught the eye of Mikel Arteta during their FA Cup clash with the Gunners last Sunday.

However, Arsenal will have to compete with Italian giants Roma and Inter Milan as the pair are said to keep their eye on the 21-year-old.

Arsenal would be interested in signing Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence (above)

Arsenal would be interested in signing Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence (above)

Djed is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest and caught the eye of Mikel Arteta during their FA Cup clash with the Gunners last Sunday (above)

Djed is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest and caught the eye of Mikel Arteta during their FA Cup clash with the Gunners last Sunday (above)

Djed is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest and caught the eye of Mikel Arteta during their FA Cup clash with the Gunners last Sunday (above)

Arsenal would be looking for reinforcements in defense as Hector Bellerin – who is currently on loan to Real Betis – could leave in the summer.

That’s why the North London club has turned their attention to Spence – according to the mirror.

The 21-year-old is reportedly estimated at around £10 million by Middlesbrough. However, any deal during the January transfer window must be closed on a loan basis.

This is because Spence already played for his parent club this season. Therefore, he is unable to play for a third team.

He was instrumental in the shocking FA Cup third round victory over Arsenal (above)

He was instrumental in the shocking FA Cup third round victory over Arsenal (above)

He was instrumental in the shocking FA Cup third round victory over Arsenal (above)

Arsenal will have to fend off interest from Roma and Inter Milan, who are reportedly keeping an eye on the 21-year-old.

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wanted to sign the Middlesbrough right-back in 2020 but was unable to do so. Therefore, he was eager to avoid the same fate with Roma.

Spence has made 20 appearances for the Reds this season, scoring once and claiming an assist.

He was also instrumental in his team’s shocking third round victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup last weekend.

1642356325 21 Arsenal interested in signing Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence

1642356325 21 Arsenal interested in signing Nottingham Forest defender Djed Spence

Former Arsenal legend Ian Wright called Spence’s performance “incredible” and said it was only a matter of time before we saw the 21-year-old in the Premier League.

Forest defeated Arsenal at City Ground on Sunday thanks to a late goal from Lewis Grabban.

Former Arsenal legend Ian Wright called Spence’s performance “incredible” and said it was only a matter of time before we saw the 21-year-old in the Premier League.

“I saw him after the game and said, ‘Listen, my friend. You are on loan from Middlesbrough and I don’t know what happened there because if you can’t get into the Middlesbrough side I don’t know what’s going on so I need to know the full story,” Wright said. his podcast.

“But let me say, that was one of the best right-back performances I’ve seen in a long time. A very long time.

Arsenal would be looking for defensive reinforcements as Hector Bellerin (above) - who is currently on loan to Real Betis - could leave in the summer

Arsenal would be looking for defensive reinforcements as Hector Bellerin (above) - who is currently on loan to Real Betis - could leave in the summer

Arsenal would be looking for defensive reinforcements as Hector Bellerin (above) – who is currently on loan to Real Betis – could leave in the summer

“When we talk about right-backs performing at an incredible level, we are talking about Reece James and Trent (Alexander-Arnold).

“But I haven’t seen such a combative, technical, reckless performance in a long time.

“I said to him afterwards, ‘whatever happens, whatever you do, the level you just showed us here is the level you have to constantly reach, Djed’.

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