Wolves are reportedly showing interest in Tottenham Hotspur defender Djed Spence.
The Sunday Mirror reported yesterday (8/1, page 77) that Wanderers are considering making a move for the 22-year-old this month.
But Julen Lopetegui faces competition in the form of Brentford and Southampton.
Spence has endured a frustrating first half of the season with Spurs, after signing from Middlesbrough in the summer for a reported £20 million all-in.
So far, he has made just six first-team appearances, but for just 41 minutes of time on the pitch.
He has been unable to convince Antonio Conte that he should be playing regularly, with the Italian preferring the likes of Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal at right wing-back.
Supposedly, the player is now open to leaving the club on loan, in a bid to get his career going again.
Wolves’ interest is no real surprise.
It was recently reported that the club may offload Nelson Semedo this month if a suitable offer comes in.
The Portugal international has really struggled for form this season.
And Semedo’s right-back rival Jonny Castro Otto has perhaps been in even worse form.
The Spaniard has looked very shaky in games this season and worrying, has looked like he is lacking athleticism and mobility.
Some fans have speculated the two serious knee injuries he’s had have now caught up with him.
That said, Jonny was good in the 2-2 FA Cup draw with Liverpool.
Djed Spence would be an exciting signing by Wolves, with right-back position in need of freshening up
Spence was fantastic on loan at Nottingham Forest last season in their promotion push.
He made both the EFL and PFA Teams of the Season, and there was a feeling he would quickly be able to become a regular at Spurs.
But it hasn’t worked out for him so far, and there’s now a real chance for someone to get him on loan. Wolves were actually linked with the player back in April 2021, so there could be a chance now for Wolves to finally get their man.
He’d be a decent pick up by Wanderers, who have also been linked with Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
So far Lopetegui has shown he will go between traditional full-backs, and wing-backs. Spence can play in a four or a five, making him a potentially good fit.