A number of Middlesbrough fans have taken to Twitter to comment on recent reports from the London Evening Standard suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is interested in Djed Spence.
It would be no surprise to see Spurs sign a new right-back in either the current or summer window. Serge Aurier has struggled during his time as first-choice. Japhat Tanganga has shown that he is able to play in that position, but he is also capable of playing in the middle.
And it appears that Mourinho has his eye on the Boro youngster. The London Evening Standard reports that the Spurs boss has been aware of the 19-year-old since his time on Fulham’s books.
The teenager came through alongside the Tottenham boss’ son, and the Portuguese has kept an eye on his progress ever since.
The London Evening Standard notes that Boro hope to agree a new long-term deal with Spence, who Mourinho made sure to congratulate on his performance in the recent FA Cup tie between the two sides.
Spurs fans may be intrigued by the links with Spence given his lack of experience. But perhaps they can take some encouragement from how a number of Middlesbrough supporters have reacted to the reports.
Plenty have expressed their frustration about the links. They are clearly worried about the prospect of losing Spence in the near future.
Here is what some of the supporters made of the reports linking Spence with a potential move to Tottenham…
Long term admirer? Even the Boro fans didn’t know who he was 3 months ago
— Aaron Lagan (@AaronLagan) January 9, 2020
— JohnH (@John11654090) January 9, 2020
Keep Spence, fantastic player 😊😊😊⚽👏
— Nicola Clark (@NicolaC51255305) January 9, 2020
Please don’t go @DjedSpence 💔
— Steph Arnold (@steph_Arnold_93) January 9, 2020
Give the man a new contract give him what he wants. But I think he’ll go coz of the relationship with Jose’s son and the fact he wants to be back in London with his family probably
— jamiewr1ght (@Jamie_Wright_25) January 9, 2020
Give the lad a record contract tomorrow
— Boro Kansas (@Boro_Kansas) January 9, 2020
He is good but not ready yet for a big move stick with boro a season or 2 get experience before thinking a bout big money moves
— Robert Frankland (@RobertFranklan3) January 9, 2020
— JosephCoombs (@Coombs2Joseph) January 9, 2020