Tottenham has officially announced the signing of Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence as a wingback on a five-year deal.
Spurs, who first inquired about Spence’s summer availability in January, have finally landed one of their primary transfer targets, according to the announcement.
Spence joins Tottenham as their sixth acquisition of the summer and is significant because he will contribute to their domestic quota in preparation for their return to the Champions League the following year.
Spence was on loan to Nottingham Forest during the 2021–2022 campaign, and he was a key contributor to their success in advancing to the Premier League through the Championship Play-Offs.
Several top-flight clubs, including Forest, still had interest in acquiring Spence on a permanent basis, but most of them withdrew when it became clear that he would join Tottenham. Even Boro manager Chris Wilder acknowledged last month that this possibility appeared to be very likely.
This summer, Spence joins the likes of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, and Clement Lenglet in signing with Spurs.