Middlesbrough fullback Djed Spence is being pursued by as many as six Premier League clubs, according to ESPN. Tottenham, West Ham, Brighton, Southampton, Sheffield United and Burnley are all believed to be interested in the 19-year-old.
With so many suitors, Boro reportedly acknowledge that it will be difficult to keep hold of the teenager but they could demand as much as £10m for the player.
Spence, who was compared to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Aaron Wan-Bissaka by manager Neil Warnock last week, has been impressive since breaking into the Teessiders’ first team.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, in particular, is said to be an admirer after hearing glowing reports about the player from his son, who played alongside the Boro starlet at Fulham’s academy before he moved to the Riverside Stadium.
Spence won’t be focused on moving clubs for the time being, though, with Middlesbrough remaining focused on securing safety in their relegation battle. After Tuesday’s win against Reading, they are now five points above the bottom three with two games to go.