Report: 'Incredible' player Tottenham are expected to bid for is already excited about working under Conte
Tottenham Hotspur target Djed Spence is already excited about the prospect of working under Antonio Conte.
Football.London report that the prospect of working under the Italian manager is a real draw for the Englishman, who is in demand this summer.
As well as the club he spent last season with, Nottingham Forest, Spence is also apparently of interest to Borussia Dortmund, Roma, Newcastle, Brentford.
He looks set to leave Middlesbrough and the report says that Spurs are expected to bid for him.
Spence excited about working with Conte
Despite all that interest, the 21-year-old defender is understood to prefer a move to Spurs this summer.
As well as being excited by the prospect of working with Conte, Champions League football is a big draw.
Of course, the two go hand-in-hand. Tottenham’s decision to get Conte in revived their season and secured a seat at European football’s top table once again.
Spurs are apparently willing to pay £10 million upfront for Spence, with an overall deal looking like it will cost closer to £20 million all-in.
Conte is one of the best managers in world football and it is not a surprise that he is one of the reasons Spence is drawn to Spurs.
It could be an exciting campaign for Tottenham under the Italian next time around, although of course the season will be interrupted by the World Cup.
Spence’s longer term ambition has to be to get into that England senior squad, having helped the Under 21s to qualify for the European Championship recently.
Earlier this season, reporter Michael Bridge told Last Word on Spurs: “Spence was incredible against Arsenal in the FA Cup (in January), but Spurs have been looking at Spence for a lot longer than that.”
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