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Genoa’s Chase for Tottenham Talent: Director Ottolini Reveals the Hold-Up

Rome, Italy. 20th May, 2024. Rome, Italy: Mile Svilar of A.S. Roma, Angelino of A.S. Roma and Djed Spence of Genoa C.F.C. during the 37th day of the Serie A Championship between A.S. Roma vs Genoa C.F.C. at the Olympic Stadium Olympic on May 19 2024 in Rome, Italy. (Credit Image: © Domenico Cippitelli/IPA via Credit: Zuma Press/Alamy Live News
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Genoa director Marco Ottolini remains open to the possibility of signing Djed Spence from Tottenham Hotspur. Ottolini confirms that there is currently no agreement with Spurs and conditions are not yet in place for the transfer. The transfer window remains open for another 55 days, leaving room for potential developments.

  • Genoa is interested in signing Djed Spence from Tottenham Hotspur.
  • No formal agreement or conditions have been established yet.
  • The transfer window remains open for another 55 days.

Djed Spence: A Rising Star with Versatility

Djed Spence, full name Diop Tehuti Djed-Hotep Spence, is a versatile right-back currently contracted with Tottenham Hotspur until June 30, 2027. Born in London, England, on August 9, 2000, the 23-year-old has shown his adaptability by also playing as a right midfielder and left-back. His football journey includes stints at Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Rennes, and currently, Genoa on loan. Spence’s career statistics are impressive, with a total of 208 appearances, 4 goals, and 14 assists, accumulating 18,692 minutes of playtime.

Despite his potential, Spence has struggled to secure a permanent spot in Tottenham’s lineup, making only four appearances since joining the club in 2022. His market value stands at €8.00 million as of June 2024, reflecting his talent and potential in the transfer market.

Marco Ottolini: Steering Genoa’s Transfer Strategy

Marco Ottolini, the current director at Genoa C.F.C., is at the helm of the club’s player transfers and contract negotiations. Recently, Ottolini addressed the ongoing transfer talks with Tottenham Hotspur regarding Djed Spence, stating, “Anything can happen with 55 days ahead of us.” However, he clarified that no agreement has been reached, and no conditions are in place to finalize the transfer at this moment.

Ottolini’s cautious optimism highlights the fluid nature of transfer negotiations, particularly with a player like Spence, who has garnered attention for his performances in both the Premier League and Serie A. Genoa’s interest in Spence underscores their ambition to strengthen their squad and build on their current roster.


The Broader Transfer Context

The transfer market is bustling with activity, as clubs across Europe seek to bolster their squads. AS Roma, for instance, is in talks with Rennes for midfielder Enzo Le Fée, while Olympique Marseille has secured the signing of Lilian Brassier from Stade Brestois 29. Chelsea is also eyeing a midfield sensation from Leicester City, indicating a competitive and dynamic transfer window.

As Genoa and Tottenham continue their discussions, the outcome remains uncertain. However, with 55 days left in the transfer window, fans can expect more developments and potentially significant moves in the coming weeks.

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