Fabrizio Romano claims Tottenham receive formal transfer bid for flop

  • Djed Spence is linked with a move away from Tottenham
  • He has already been in talks with Genoa
  • Now, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed a formal transfer bid
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Yesterday, we reported on the discourse between Djed Spence and Genoa. The Tottenham Hotspur defender is linked with a permanent move away from North London, after spending half the season on loan in Serie A.

Fabrizio Romano claims Tottenham receive formal transfer bid for flop

Today, there has been a further update on the transfer story. According to an update from Fabrizio Romano on X (formerly Twitter), the transfer expert confirms that Genoa "have sent a formal bid" to Tottenham for the signing of Djed Spence.

In his own words, Romano said: "Understand Genoa have sent formal bid to Tottenham to sign Djed Spence. Negotiations ongoing between clubs, now up to Spurs with final decision to follow soon."

While it remains to be seen what the stance adopted by Tottenham is, it would be a big surprise if Tottenham stood in the way of this transfer. After all, it is pretty clear that Ange Postecoglou has not included Spence within his long-term plans for the club.

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Furthermore, Spence has demonstrated that he sees the best-fit for his future is away from Tottenham, by even engaging in transfer conversations with Genoa. It is understandable, considering he has shown more potential to achieve in Serie A than the Premier League, but Tottenham must take this as a sign to move on with their failed project.

Djed Spence was signed by Tottenham Hotspur in 2022 from Middlesbrough. Since then, Spence has been on three different loan spells and only made four Premier League appearances for Spurs. Ageing at 23 years old, to still have his future unknown at a club is not a good look for Spence.

That said, there is plenty of time for Spence to prosper. As things stand, it is very unlikely this can be achieved at Tottenham Hotspur, given that he will compete for a place against the likes of Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro, in battles he is more than likely to lose.

At Genoa, he made 16 Serie A appearances in the final half of last season. This is already quadruple the amount he made at Tottenham across two years. He has what it takes to achieve in Serie A and we wish him nothing but prosperity, if he moves to Genoa.


Do you think Djed Spence should move to Genoa or fight for his place at Tottenham Hotspur?