Reported Wolves target Djed Spence ‘almost certainly’ has to leave Tottenham Hotspur before the transfer deadline, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The 22-year-old has barely featured for Spurs since joining them last summer.
Spence has found minutes very hard to come by under Antonio Conte.
The Italian tactician has mostly rotated between Emerson Royal and former Wanderers wing-back Matt Doherty.
Spence has therefore been limited to just six appearances, but for a total of 41 minutes on the pitch.
It has been a real surprise that Spence has played so little since his move to the club from Middlesbrough, which could set Tottenham back as much as £20 million.
As a result of his lack of game time, Spence’s future has been the subject of speculation.
A few weeks ago, the Sunday Mirror claimed Wolves were considering a move to sign Spence on loan.
Wolves have had issues at right-back this season with Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto. Both have struggled for form, although Semedo has shown signs of improvement in the last few games.
It will be interesting to see if there is a late push to sign Spence.
According to Jones, the player is set to depart. He told Give Me Sport: “I know that there are three or four other clubs that are interested in that. Djed Spence, almost certainly, has to move.”
Djed Spence to Wolves would probably depend on Semedo or Jonny leaving
Wolves are currently tying up a deal for Joao Gomes, and it’s likely that will be the club’s final deal of the window.
Spence is a great young talent, who does need to leave Spurs and get playing regularly again.
It’s difficult to see him make a move to Molineux, though.
Arguably, it would only make sense if one of Semedo or Jonny left. Seemingly, there haven’t been any offers for either player so far.
Spurs would want to ensure that Spence would play regularly if they let him go. He probably wouldn’t get regular minutes if he came to Wolves and Semedo and Jonny were both still in the squad.