Tottenham eye Middlesbrough raid - as Boro prepare five-year contract offer for young star

Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in Middlesbrough youngster Djed Spence – with the full-back a long-term target of Jose Mourinho.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 11:58 am

The Evening Standard claim that Spence, who has been a regular under Jonathan Woodgate, caught the eye of Mourinho during his time at Fulham – where he played alongside his son.

And having seen the full-back at close proximity during the 1-1 draw between Spurs and Middlesbrough, Mourinho is now weighing-up whether to make a move for the promising youngster.

The Tottenham boss made a point of congratulating Spence on his individual performance following the FA Cup stalemate and Spurs could now launch a bid for the Boro man.

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Middlesbrough youngster Djed Spence

However, Woodgate is keen to keep hold of the youngster – and is hoping the offer of a new five-year contract could sway his decision-making.

Spence still has 18 months to run on his current deal at the Riverside Stadium.