Spurs beat Arsenal to signing of Djed Spence with deal 99% going to happen

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Tottenham Hotspur have beaten Arsenal to the signing of Djed Spence with the deal "99% going to happen" according to one insider.

Spence has starred on loan at Nottingham Forest from Middlesbrough this season and is set to appear in Sunday's Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium. Football Insider report that the England under-21 international's performances have earned him a summer move to Spurs, who have pipped their north London rivals Arsenal to the signing.

A reported £10million fee is understood to have been agreed between Spurs and Middlesbrough which will mean Spence will be a Premier League player next season regardless of the play-off final's outcome.

The report quotes Spurs reporter John Wenham, who explains: “I think Spence is 99 per cent going to happen. That’s what I am hearing and the fee is actually really reasonable as well.

“It’s around £10million. That’s a no brainer, thank you very much. He’s the one a lot of clubs have been linked with. So it sounds like we are getting a really good deal and getting it done early which is great to see.”

Spurs reportedly had two bids for Spence rejected by Boro on deadline day in January, according to ESPN, with the 21-year-old instead remaining on loan at Forest for the remainder of the season.

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A host of Premier League sides have taken an interest in Spence during Forest's impressive season, including Arsenal, whilst Italian giants Inter Milan and Roma were both linked with him back in January.

Spence has made 45 appearances in all competitions for Steve Cooper's side this season, chipping in with three goals and five assists from right-back during the campaign. He is also capable of playing further forward and has been deployed on the right side of midfield on several occasions.

Prior to his reported move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spence will play one more match for Forest before his loan spell at the City Ground comes to an end.

Forest travel to Wembley on Sunday to face Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-off final, hoping to end their 23-year exile from the top flight.

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