The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing Boro raid?
Spurs, and by extension manager Antonio Conte, have reportedly been eyeing a few promising players from the Championship outfit in recent months.
One man supporters will be familiar with is right-wing-back Djed Spence, currently dazzling on loan at Nottingham Forest, who managing director Fabio Paratici reportedly tried to sign for Tottenham in the January transfer window.
ESPN reported that winter bids had been lodged for the defender, all of which were knocked back, while Goal insist that Tottenham are still very much interested and are even favourites for his summer signature.
Spence, however, isn’t the only player from Boro on Spurs’ radar.
The Latest: Jones transfer claim emerges…
Indeed, Tottenham officials have apparently been sent to run the rule over Chris Wilder’s bright young forward Jones with the Lilywhites scouting him at Boro.
Speaking to GMS, reporter Jones has claimed:
“From what I understand, they’ve been scouting Isaiah Jones, too, and they think that he could be the guy they turn to.”
The Verdict: Hugely promising talent…
As Lilywhites officials are dispatched to the Riverside Stadium to watch Jones, they simply must be impressed by what they’ve witnessed.
Jones ranks in Boro’s top four performers going by average match rating (6.94) and has also completed the joint-second most key passes per 90 (1.2) out of Wilder’s squad in England’s second tier.
If that wasn’t enough, the Englishman averages more successful take-ons (1.5) every game than any Boro player – highlighting his obvious threat in the final third.
If Tottenham do ‘turn to’ Jones, they could be opting to sign one of the country’s most brilliant attacking talents.
In other news: Conte may lose Spurs player tipped to be ‘really important’, he’s now eyeing an exit…find out more here.
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