Djed Spence signs for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Djed Spence from Middlesbrough in a 12.5 million pound deal. Spence becomes Spurs’ sixth signing of the season – and Antonio Conte’s eighth as the manager. Here’s a list of all the recruits.

Having chased a right-sided wingback throughout the January 2022 transfer window, Antonio Conte finally has his man. Tottenham Hotspur have signed England youth international Djed Spence from Middlesbrough in a 12.5 million pound deal on a five-year contract, which will run until the end of the 2026/27 season.

Speaking to the Spurs media team upon his signing, Spence called his step up to the Premier League a dream come true.

“It’s a dream come true to play in the Premier League at a big club like Tottenham Hotspur,” he said. “It’s amazing, I’m thankful that I’m here and that I’m going to get the opportunity to play for this club.

“It’s been a long journey in my career so far, it’s been hard at times but it’s been good as well, and I’ve been working hard to get to where I am now. Of course, everyone wants to play in the Premier League. As a kid, you watch it from when you’re young so it was a target of mine and I’ve finally reached it, so I’m happy.”

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Spence, who made 46 appearances on loan at Nottingham Forest last season and helped the side return to the top-flight after a two-decade-long absence, becomes Spurs’ sixth signing of the season – and Conte’s eighth overall.

Below is a list of recruits the club has brought in under the Italian:

Clement Lenglet

The Frenchman became Spurs’ fifth signing of the season 2022/23, joining the club on a year-long loan deal from FC Barcelona. The Premier League side does not hold the option or the obligation to turn his stay into a permanent one at the end of the loan period.

Richarlison

A big-money move took Brazil international Richarlison from Merseyside to North London. The attacker joins a stacked frontline consisting of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, and Lucas Moura after a fruitful stint in the Premier League with Everton and Watford.

Yves Bissouma

Spurs paid 25 million pounds to sign the talented Malian from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer. The midfielder had been with the Seagulls for the past four seasons, signing for them from Lille OSC.

Fraser Forster

The English custodian joined Tottenham on a free transfer after his contract at Southampton FC came to an end. He has six caps for England and has played for the likes of Newcastle United and Celtic in the past.

Ivan Perisic

Conte’s pet project at Inter Milan, Perisic joined Spurs on a free transfer after his deal with the Nerazzurri ran out – and an extension wasn’t forthcoming. Originally an attacker, Perisic can play as a left wingback – which he did for two seasons, first under Conte and then his successor Simone Inzaghi.

Rodrigo Bentancur

One of Conte’s first signings for Tottenham, Bentancur joined the club as part of a double deal that brought him and Juventus teammate Dejan Kulusevski to North London.

Dejan Kulusevski

An instant hit, on and off the pitch, Kulusevski joined Spurs in a loan deal from Juventus that will turn permanent at the end of the 2022/23 season. He scored five goals in 20 appearances last season.

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