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Leeds in talks with Tottenham over loan deal for Djed Spence

Leeds in talks with Tottenham over loan deal for Djed Spence

Leeds United have reached out to Tottenham Hotspur over a potential season-long loan deal for English defender Djed Spence.

Although Sky Sports reports that talks are not yet at an advanced stage, Leeds are interested in the former Fulham prodigy.

Other clubs are reportedly interested in landing Spence’s signature this summer, but Leeds could beat them to the punch if they formalise their interest with an official bid.

The Lilywhites are keen to reinforce several core areas of Daniel Farke’s squad, and the right-back slot is of primary concern to the German manager.

Spence came up through the youth ranks at Fulham before joining Middlesbrough at under-21 level and then establishing himself in the first-team set-up.

He spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest and caught the attention of several Premier League clubs after contributing three goals and five assists in their promotion campaign.

Tottenham won the race for his signature last summer, but his time with the club has not gone according to script after making just six appearances since his arrival.

Spence spent the second half of last season on loan at Stade Rennais but featured just eight times in Ligue 1 for the French club before returning to Spurs at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old barely featured during pre-season and is one of several players who could exit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before Friday’s transfer window deadline.

He is one of several players being targeted by Leeds, who are expected to be very busy reinforcing their squad at the business end of the transfer window.

The Championship outfit are trying to sign Bayer Leverkusen’s Nadiem Amiri and are also in talks with Genk to sign Southampton target Joseph Paintsil.

Leeds also targeting Leicester City full-back Luke Thomas, but they could face competition from Manchester United, who are currently in the market for a left-back.

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