Tottenham Hotspur target Djed Spence has delivered a message regarding his future as he ‘hopefully’ to be at Nottingham Forest next season.
The right-back has been instrumental in Forest’s promotion campaign to the Premier League while on a season-long loan from Middlesbrough
Spence’s contract is up for renewal at his parent club Middlesbrough next year, but is unlikely to remain at the Riverside beyond the summer.
Speaking after the Wembley victory, Spence breaks silence about his future.
“[This club] means everything to me,” Spence told NottinghamshireLive. “I’ve come here and the fans and gaffer have both taken me in.
When asked whether he would like to stay at the City Ground, Spence said: “I would love to stay, but it’s not in my hands. We’ll see what the future holds.”
When optimistically asked if Forest fans would see him in the Garibaldi again next season, he gave a simple one-word response: “Hopefully.
The 21-year-old has been closely watched by several Premier League clubs during an impressive season on loan at Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest, with Tottenham leading the race according to reports.
Antonio Conte wishes to strengthen both wing-back roles in his Spurs side this summer, with Spence a potential £15m target for the right-hand side according to the report, whilst the club edges closer to completing the free transfer signing of Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic for the left wing-back role.
Speaking to The Daily Mirror in March, Spence dropped hints of playing in the best team with the best players.
He said: “I always want to push myself and play with the best players and best team.
“Of course, it’s an ambition of mine to play in the Premier League. I try to stay level-headed
The Tottenham Hotspur target Djed Spence has been utilised in a right wing-back role at the City Ground, and has scored two goals and registered four assists in 42 Championship appearances in his breakthrough season so far.
With Antonio Conte ready to let Emerson Royal leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the upcoming transfer window, Spence is viewed as the primary target to replace the Brazilian.