After a six-month loan to Genoa, the Italian club are keen to secure Djed Spence’s services on a permanent basis, but recent comments suggest a deal is far from completion.

Tottenham have a firm asking price for Spence

Spence’s move to Tottenham has near enough been a nightmare from start to finish, with the right-back now seemingly up for sale after playing less than forty-five minutes of football for Spurs. (TransferMarkt)

Genoa threw Spence a lifeline in January after Leeds United called time on his loan after concerns over the former Middlesborough player’s attitude with Daniel Farke suggesting his club has high demands and Spence wasn’t meeting them. (Standard)

In early June, it was reported from Italy via Calcio Mercato that Genoa were keen to sign Spence permanently, but the Italian club’s sporting director was seeking a lower price than Tottenham’s £10 million asking price, with the value being expensive in relation to Genoa’s budget.

Days after Calcio Mercato’s report, Genoa’s sporting director, Marco Ottolini, confirmed that he was talking to Tottenham and Spence about a permanent switch to Serie A describing Djed as a player with ‘untapped potential’. (Sport Mediaset)

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Genoa reveal there’s ‘no conditions to renew’

New reports from Calcio Mercato released late on Wednesday (3/7/24) relay statements from Genoa’s sporting director who concedes that although a deal for Spence isn’t completely off, it is simply due to the transfer market being open for almost another two months.

The current conditions that Tottenham are asking for have been described by Genoa’s sporting director as ones that don’t offer the Italian side a chance to renew with Daniel Levy and Spurs continuing to firmly remain at the valuation of £10 million.

Tottenham’s asking price of £10 million would mean Spurs only lose £1.8 million on their original 2022 investment (TransferMarkt).

Archie Gray’s recently confirmed arrival also means that there are four players capable of playing right-back, leaving Spence surplus to requirements, which may be why Genoa are holding out for a cheaper price towards the end of the window.

Our View

Spence leaving Tottenham is simply a move that needs to happen after the volume of right-backs. There’s no longer room for the 23-year-old in Postecoglou’s squad, however, holding out for at least a fee of £10 million isn’t ridiculous.

With Spence still having a few years left on his deal, impressing in Serie A and being 23 makes him still a valuable player that clubs are likely to still be interested in, it’s not inconceivable that