Premier League clubs join the race for Middlesbrough defender

Premier League clubs join the race for Middlesbrough defender

Middlesbrough are still actively involved in the transfer window, and as much as they are trying to sign new players, they also need to allow some players to leave the club.

According to reports, West Ham United are the latest side to join a host of clubs interested in signing Middlesbrough defender, Djed Spence.

The 20-year-old played 38 Championship matches for Boro last season, scoring one goal.

However, Boro seem to be opened to allow him to leave the club if the right bid comes in for him in the transfer window, with a fee reported to be in the region of £5 million.

Other clubs trying to sign him include Everton and Norwich City, and the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur, and Rangers have all been previously linked.

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho is also reportedly an admirer of Spence.

Boro's openness to allow Spence to leave is based on the analysis that they can use the funds generated to sign more players that will help them in the coming season. However, the season starts in less than two weeks, and Boro need to start rounding up deals to get them settled quickly ahead of a decisive season.

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