Tottenham Hotspur made two bids for reported Arsenal transfer target Djed Spence in the final week of the window, but both were rejected.
ESPN report that Tottenham Hotspur made two bids for Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence last week, in the lead-up to deadline day.
Both were considerably less than Middlesbrough’s £15m valuation, and both were rejected. ESPN report that Spence is instead expected to resolve his future in the summer, with Arsenal having expressed an interest.
There’s interest outside North London as well, including from Germany. For now, Spence will see out the season on loan with Nottingham Forest.
That loan to Forest had made a January transfer tricky to begin with.
Not only did it mean negotiating with two clubs, but it also made Spence ineligible to play for Arsenal or Spurs this campaign, as he’s already played for both Boro and Forest. You can only play for two clubs in one season.
If Boro had completed a sale, Spence would have been loaned back to Forest until the summer anyway. In a way, that took some of the intensity out of the chase for his signature in January.
There was even talk of a potential bid from one of the two on deadline day, but it didn’t pan out that way.
Spence has made 27 appearances in all competitions this season, including his four for Middlesbrough.