Football London’s Alasdair Gold says Tottenham man Djed Spence turned down a chance to join Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid – as well as Serie A’s Sassuolo – to join French side Rennes and Joe Rodon on loan.
Spence, 22, has made just six appearances for Tottenham this season since joining the club from Middlesbrough. His move comes after he starred for Nottingham Forest on loan and helped Steve Cooper’s side gain promotion to the top flight.
With Spurs closing in on Pedro Porro, Spurs are left with four options at right-back. Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal are also options. It forced Spence to leave. DiMarzio reported he was on his way to Rennes.
The England U21 star will join Rodon with the French club, who are in the Europa League knockout rounds this season. Gold has provided another update, claiming that Spence actually turned down the chance to join Atleti.
Gold: Tottenham man Spence has rebuffed Simeone’s Atletico Madrid
Spurs also have a loanee at Atletico Madrid in Sergio Reguilon – but he is struggling as an injury hampers his progression. Spence is ready and fit. But he made the decision to reject Atletico Madrid.
The reasoning is that Spence wasn’t sure if he would get regular playing time. He wants to join a side that can provide him with regular football and Spence is confident he will get that at Rennes. Certainly more than he has at Spurs.
So it looks clear that Spence will join Rennes on a dry loan with no option before the end of the day. Rodon has done well overall at Rennes and Spurs will be keeping a close eye on the Ligue 1 side – now for both players.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2023/01/31/tottenham-transfer-news-djed-spence-has-rejected-loan-move-to-atletico-madrid/ Djed Spence has turned down a loan move to Atletico Madrid