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Wolves transfer news: Lopetegui rates Tottenham full-back Djed Spence

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui reportedly ‘rates’ Tottenham Hotspur defender Djed Spence highly.

CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has been speaking on the Last Word On Spurs podcast about the youngster, who has really struggled for minutes this season.

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Spence completed a move to Tottenham in the summer from Middlesbrough.

The deal could eventually total £20 million, but it has not been the start he’d have hoped for.

Spence has played just 41 minutes so far this term across six appearances.

Antonio Conte has preferred to use the likes of Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal on the right side, and Spence has not had a look in.

There has now been speculation that the player would like to leave on loan.

And several clubs are thought to be interested.

Jacobs also reports that, and mentions Wolves are in the hunt.

He said: “With Spence, there’s been a massive amount of interest. I know that at Southampton in particular, unlike when Ralph Hasenhuttl was there, Nathan Jones really likes the player. So that might be one to watch.

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“And then Wolves have got a new manager too in Julen Lopetegui and he’s doing really well. He rates the player as well.”

But Jacobs does go on to suggest that a potential deal could be difficult.

Spurs are apparently dismissive of the idea of Spence departing. They see him as part of their plans.

Supporters have been wondering if Wolves will swoop for a new right-back this month.

Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto have both struggled for form this season. The position could potentially do with freshening up with a younger player who is hungry to prove himself.

Wolves have work to do to sign Djed Spence this month, as Ben Jacobs reveals Tottenham stance

So Spence is seemingly on Wolves’ radar, but it feels like a deal is going to be difficult to do.

Spence may want to depart, but Spurs are said to see him as a part of their plans moving forwards.

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It remains to be seen if that stance will change. Potentially, it could all hinge on whether one of Doherty or Emerson leaves the club.

If both of those players stay, then it’s possible Spurs will become open to letting Spence leave on loan.