He is in danger of leaving the team without even receiving the opportunity to participate properly.
The British media ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 26th (Korean time), “Olympique Lyonnais is trying to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Jed Spence (22) on loan. Spence has been pointed out as a replacement for Gusteau (19) on his way to Chelsea.” did.
Spence was called the top wingback in the English Championship (second division) last season. He was one of the key players who led the team to promotion, posting 2 goals and 5 assists in 42 games for Nottingham Forest. Several clubs were interested in him because of his outstanding forward ability.
His final choice was to Tottenham. Tottenham, who wanted to reinforce the side defender, invested 12.5 million pounds (about 20 billion won) in transfer fees and embraced Spence. Spence also expressed expectations for joining Tottenham. At the time of his joining interview, he said, “I am happy to come to a big club. I am looking forward to participating in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).”
However, Spence did not find a place in Tottenham contrary to the high expectations. Director Antonio Conte (53) completely ignored Spence. Emerson Royal (23) started as the starting right fullback. Often, Matt Doherty (30) gets the start. Spence had no choice but to keep the bench. In the 2022-23 season, Spence did not make a single Premier League start.
Even Tottenham reached a new right wingback scout in the winter transfer market. According to the ‘Daily Mail’, Tottenham are trying to bring in Sporting CP wingback Pedro Poro (23). A bid worth £32.5 million (approximately 49.7 billion won) was rejected, but he is still convinced of the recruitment.
In the meantime, Lyon, who sent the main wingback, pointed out Spence as a replacement. The media explained, “Lyon’s main wingback Gusto is heading to Chelsea,” and “Lyon has pointed out Spence as a replacement. They are trying to recruit him on loan until the end of the season.” 안전놀이터
Spence is also likely to be positive about the transfer. The British media ‘Give Me Sports’ predicted that “Spence did not receive enough playing time under Conte’s managerial system. He will want a loan transfer in the winter transfer market.”