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Report: Fabio Paratici personally watched player before Tottenham signed him this summer

Tottenham Hotspur signed Djed Spence from Middlesbrough after Spurs’ Managing Director of Football, Fabio Paratici, personally watched him in action for Nottingham Forest last season,…

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Tottenham Hotspur signed Djed Spence from Middlesbrough after Spurs’ Managing Director of Football, Fabio Paratici, personally watched him in action for Nottingham Forest last season, according to Football.London.

Premier League club Tottenham signed Spence from Championship club Middlesbrough this summer.

The 21-year-old, who can operate as a right-back, right wing-back or right winger, cost Spurs £12.5 million in transfer fees.

Why Tottenham Hotspur signed Djed Spence

Football.London have reported that although Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte personally did not identify Spence as a target, the club signed him because he ticks all the boxes for the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss.

Tottenham Managing Director of Football Paratici personally watched the younger closely and witnessed him in action first hand during his loan spell at Nottingham Forest from Middlesbrough last season.

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According to Football.London, the signing of Spence was “one very much tailored towards Conte’s requirements as well as helping Spurs’ homegrown player requirements.”

“There have been suggestions within the club that in previous seasons Spence would not have been signed for Conte’s predecessors, but for the Italian the 21-year-old ticks all of the key skillsets that the current head coach requires in his wing-backs, including his height, pace, strength, fitness and ability to take on players with the ball,” adds the report.

Good signing for Spurs

In our view, Djed Spence is a very good signing for Tottenham Hotspur and would make the team better, not just for now, but for years to come as well.

After all, Spence is only 21.

Yes, the youngster has not played in the Premier League, but he can learn from Conte, and more experience will only make him better.

Spence made 41 starts and one substitute appearance in the Championship during his loan spell at Nottingham Forest last season.

The youngster scored two goals and gave four assists in those games.
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