Tottenham Hotspur confirm transfer of Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence

Tottenham Hotspur have completed their sixth signing of the summer transfer window.

After months of negotiations, the defender has joined Spurs club on a five-year contract in a deal worth up to a reported £20 million.

Antonio Conte’s side have been keen on snapping Spence up since January and quickly made their move after his loan deal with Nottingham Forest expired.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Steve Cooper’s side, making 42 appearances and playing a key role in their promotion to the Premier League.

Spence’s form attracted interest from a number of elite clubs this summer including Manchester City and Bayern Munich, however it is Tottenham that have won the race for the right-back.

Following the transfer, Spence said: “To play in the Premier League and with a big club like Tottenham Hotspur is a dream come true. I’m just thankful that I’ve here and I got this opportunity to play for the club.

“Everyone wants to play in the Premier League - a big club, Champions League football and obviously you have got some of the best players that play here so it’s a privilege to be here.

“I bring excitement, skill, speed and I just want to excite the fans and play well.”

Spence will likely challenge the likes of Emerson Royal and his former England youth teammate Ryan Sessegnon for a starting position at full-back.