'I'm pleased for him': PL attacker says he's really happy that £20 man has signed for Tottenham this summer
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'I'm pleased for him': PL attacker says he's really happy that £20 man has signed for Tottenham this summer

Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson has spoken about how pleased he is for new Tottenham Hotspur defender Djed Spence.

In an interview with The Athletic, Johnson was asked about his former Forest teammate, and how he compares to new signing Neco Williams: “He (Wiliams) and Djed are different players — but they are both really good,”

“Djed will go far and I am pleased for him that he has got the move to Spurs.”

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Wing-back Spence was always set to leave Middlesbrough this summer, with Forest and Spurs the two most likely destinations for the England under-21 international.

Tottenham eventually signed Spence for £20m, and at one point this summer also turned their attention to Johnson, who was named Championship Young Player of the Season last year.

The Welsh international decided to sign a new deal at Forest instead, and has been joined by a whole host of new signings at the City Ground this summer.

Johnson pleased for Spence on move to Spurs

It’s no surprise Johnson is so pleased for Spence, having built up such a good relationship last season.

Although Spence only provided two assists for Johnson, they caused havoc linking up down the right-hand side together.

Johnson’s father David, who also used to play for Forest, was asked about Spence’s ability:  “Defensively he’s up there with the best in the division. That’s how he can get away with it.

“He’s got so much potential. He plays to his strengths, which helps the team and Brennan.”

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Tottenham fans will be encouraged by the praise from both Johnson’s and the attributes being described sound perfect for Antonio Conte’s set-up.

The Italian manager demands an exceptional work rate from his wing-backs, expecting them to be focal points in attack but also pulling their weight in defence.

Spence’s route to the Tottenham first team won’t be an easy one, with Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty both training hard to secure that spot on the right-hand side.

However, the young defender has all the attributes to make a big contribution to this Spurs team.

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