Everton transfer: Toffees, West Ham and Norwich reportedly want 20-year-old
West Ham and Everton are lining up a move for Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence, according to a report by The Telegraph.
The 20-year-old is a wanted man and Premier League newcomers Norwich City are also monitoring the situation.
Spence was a mainstay in the Boro team during 2020/21. He made 40 appearances as Neil Warnock’s team missed out on the play-offs.
In total, the versatile right-sided player has made 66 appearances for the club. He signed for the youth team initially from Fulham and has risen through the ranks.
Back in 2020, it was claimed that Joe Mourinho wanted to take Spence to Tottenham. ESPN said that the Boro man was valued in the region of £10 million.
The performer played the majority of his football last season on the right-hand side of midfield. It does seem likely, however, that the Premier League trio would play him in defence.
He has bags of experience playing in both full-back roles, although the versatility he possesses could prove useful.
West Ham and Everton both provide attractive options for Spence
Jonathan Woodgate called the youngster ‘exceptional’ during his time in charge of Boro and he had a point.
There really is no ceiling with Spence and he could become the latest in a long line of EFL players to star in the Premier League.
Everton have Seamus Coleman as their right-back, although they might look for a more long-term option prior to the window closing.
West Ham have Vladimir Coufal, although some doubts surround his future.
Whoever lands Spence would be getting a versatile player with bags of potential.
His performances in the Championship have showcased real talent and it’d be interesting to see how he’d take to life in the Premier League.