By Anthony Onifade

25th Jan, 2023 | 5:45pm

Tottenham loan exit for Djed Spence likely as West Ham United register interest

West Ham are one of a number of clubs that have registered an interest in taking Tottenham Hotspur outcast Djed Spence on loan this month, according to Football.London reporter Alasdair Gold.

Reports suggested [90Min, 24 January] that Spurs remain in talks with Sporting CP over wing-back Pedro Porro and that they’re now prepared to let Spence depart to get more first-team opportunities.

The Hammers along with Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Southampton were all previously rumoured [90Min, 24 January] to be interested in the former Nottingham Forest full-back who enjoyed an incredible Championship campaign, aiding their bid for promotion.

And Gold, writing on his live Q&A session [24 January] with Football.London said: “It looks likely with the player needing minutes and Bayer Leverkusen, Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Ham all having registered an interest among others in the 22-year-old. If Spurs can get the Pedro Porro deal over the line then it makes it even more of a no-brainer.”

No-brainer

Spence could well become a crucial addition to the Hammers backline, and a player capable of taking their attacking qualities under David Moyes to the next level.

With Vladimir Coufa’s immediate future at the London Stadium uncertain, signing Spence on-loan with a view to a permanent move seems like a no-brainer.

The next 6 months with game-time and belief from his manager could see him recapture the incredible performances he showed during Nottingham Forest’s promotion-winning campaign last term and also in the FA Cup where he helped rip the likes of Arsenal to shreds down the right flank.

Spence deserves a real shot at the big time, and the Hammers seem the perfect platform for him to do just that. It’s certainly risky, considering the position the club are in the league table, but it is one worth taking.

The 22-year-old is a serious talent, and how Moyes could do with more of those in his squad right now.