Flop Tottenham defender in talks for unfortunate Serie A transfer

  • Tottenham Hotspur will consider player sales this summer
  • They have some players returning from loan
  • Ange Postecoglou will sell one of them, but with conditions
Genoa CFC v US Sassuolo - Serie A TIM
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Tottenham Hotspur are getting better at knowing when to cut their losses under Ange Postecoglou. It was nice to see a cut-throat manager who had no sentimentality to the club join in the summer of 2023 as this was exactly what Spurs needed at that point in time.

Now, as the summer transfer window approaches, Ange Postecoglou has some tough decisions to make. Of course, fans would prefer to focus on signings but first, the Aussie boss must prioritise a transfer list of players for sale.

Thankfully, some decisions are easier to make than others...

Flop Tottenham defender in talks for unfortunate Serie A transfer

According to Football Insider, Djed Spence is in "advanced talks" to sign Tottenham defender Djed Spence on a loan-to-buy deal. It is believed that the buying triggers which includes appearances made will grant £7m to Spurs, if he is signed permanently.

In many ways, this move was coming for a long time. Djed Spence does not appear to be at the forefront of Spurs' future plans and if anything, he is better suited to playing abroad.

Last season, Spence made 16 Serie A appearances for Genoa in the second half of the season. Now, the Serie A outfit would like more time to analyse Spence but early indicators suggest he will be sold after the loan.

It will be a financial loss, considering Tottenham paid £20m as a base fee when they signed him in 2022. However, two years later, he has only made four Premier League appearances for Spurs.

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A versatile full-back whose strongest position is right-back (but also able to play in midfield and at left-back), he does not stand much chance of making it at Tottenham. After all, Destiny Udogie and Pedro Porro are the favoured full-backs under Postecoglou and it will take some doing to dislodge them. Unfortunately, Djed Spence is rendered a flop signing.


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