Football: Spurs sign right-back Spence from Middlesbrough

British media reported that Spurs had paid £12.5 million (S$17.8 million) for Djed Spence (right) with another £7.5 million in add-ons. PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur have signed right-back Djed Spence from Middlesbrough on a deal until 2027, the north London club said on Tuesday (July 19).

Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported Spurs had paid £12.5 million (S$17.8 million) for the 21-year-old with another £7.5 million in add-ons.

He spent a large portion of the 2021-22 season on loan at Championship side Nottingham Forest, making 46 appearances and contributing three goals and five assists as they earned promotion to the English Premier League.

Spence, who can also play further up the pitch, becomes Spurs' sixth signing of the close-season following the arrivals of Ivan Perisic, Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Clement Lenglet and Fraser Forster.

Spurs kick off the new campaign with a home game against Southampton on Aug 6.

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