Antonio Conte admits Tottenham’s signing of Djed Spence was the membership’s thought quite than his.
Spurs’ busy summer season continued as they made their sixth signing of the window, with the 21-year-old becoming a member of for a price that might rise to £20million plus add-ons.
He’ll now compete for the right-back place with Matt Doherty, Emerson Royal and Lucas Moura, who Conte is switching from his standard winger place.
The Spurs boss stated: “Spence is an funding for the membership. The membership needed to try this.
“I stated ‘okay, this participant is younger however he confirmed he could be a good and necessary participant for us’. The membership determined to purchase him.”
The north London membership lastly secured Spence, who performed on mortgage at Nottingham Forest final season, after months of talks with Middlesbrough.
Spence described the transfer as a ‘dream come true’ as he prepares to play alongside a variety of high gamers, nonetheless, there’s one participant within the Spurs ranks that he already is aware of nicely.
Spence stated: “I grew up with Ryan (Sessegnon) at Fulham, via the ranks from under-12s to under-16s.
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“We performed within the Premier League collectively and we received. He went to the primary staff at a younger age and clearly his profession has gone very nicely up to now.
“It’s a privilege to be right here. I am unable to wait to satisfy the gamers, the employees and the supervisor and simply practice with everybody and speak to the staff.
It’s not clear whether or not Spurs will signal any extra gamers, however the remaining situation of the window now will undoubtedly be eliminating gamers.
Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon have been all disregarded of Spurs’ tour of South Korea in early July and are understood to have been instructed they might go away.
In the meantime, the way forward for Royal, Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr may all be away from the membership as nicely, albeit briefly in some instances.