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Tottenham set for fresh talks with Middlesbrough in bid to agree £16m deal for Djed Spence

Tottenham are set for fresh talks with Middlesbrough in a bid to negotiate a £16million deal for Djed Spence – and the fullback is determined to be Antonio Conte’s fourth summer signing

  • Tottenham resume talks with Middlesbrough for fullback Djed Spence
  • The first talks were unsuccessful as the two clubs could not agree on a fee
  • The Spurs are still eager to sign the defender and increase their own quota

Tottenham resume talks with Middlesbrough for fullback Djed Spence as they try to smooth out a £16million fee.

Initial talks were unsuccessful in finding a deal as the Championship side want at least £15million plus extras.

However, the Spurs are ready for a fresh approach and the defender is also determined to join Antonio Conte.

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Tottenham are set for fresh talks with Middlesbrough in a bid to sign defender Djed Spence

The 21-year-old impressed on loan at Nottingham Forest last season and has been asked a number of questions.

He will also increase Tottenham’s own quota.

Spence wasn’t fond of former Boro boss Neil Warnock, who loaned him to Forest last summer, but his stellar season at City Ground has made him one of the highest-rated young defenders in England.

Spence is an England under-21 international and one of the top-rated defenders in the country

Spence is an England under-21 international and one of the top-rated defenders in the country

He made 46 appearances in all competitions, with Steve Cooper’s side winning promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs and being named in the Championship Team of the Season.

Tottenham are aiming to complete their transfer cases early this summer, with Spence becoming Conte’s fourth signing after Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma.

The 21-year-old, who was born in London and played for Fulham’s academy, will face Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty for the right-back position at Spurs.

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