View: Djed Spence would be the ideal wingback in Antonio Conte's Tottenham system
Nottingham Forest’s on-loan Middlesbrough wing-back Djed Spence would be an ideal fit for Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It had been reported by The Sun on Friday [27 May] that Spurs are out to pip Arsenal in a £15million transfer for the full-back.
The wingback has enjoyed an impressive campaign for Forest, resulting in the City Ground side gaining promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield in the playoff final.
Spence has racked up some pretty impressive statistics during the Championship season.
As per Wyscout, Spence has the third highest number of attempted dribbles in the Championship with 287 and 6.2 per 90 minutes.
Tottenham under Conte rely on their full-backs to create chances and Spence would be a player who would consistently challenge his opposing left-back at every opportunity.
Spence also looks to cross the ball whenever he can and sits in the top 20 Championship players for attempted crosses this season with 112.
However, the most impressive stat is his movement off the ball.
Spence ranks first for the number of progressive runs in the Championship this season with 187, which is 35 more than second-placed Keane Lewis-Potter.
The right-back is a constant option on the flank and could thrive off of Harry Kane’s smart through balls in behind.
Considering his age and potential, Spurs should be all over a move for Spence with the wing-back looking an ideal option for Conte’s system.
In other Spurs news, an 18-year-old has now penned a new Tottenham Hotspur deal.