Fabrizio Romano believes that Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte was not the main driver in the negotiations for Djed Spence.
The Italian manager recently clarified the situation, explaining that the 21-year-old Englishman was more interesting to the board than he was.
Romano, in his column on CaughtOffside, made it clear that such practices are common and that this is not the reason why this transfer took so long.
‘Antonio Conte told the truth about the Djed Spence deal. Spence is not a player asked by Conte himself, but I’m not sure why this grabbed so many headlines! This is also what happened for example with Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison.‘
‘The club wanted to invest in Djed considering him a huge talent and then Conte approved the deal. The negotiation was conducted by the president Daniel Levy, of course with Fabio Paratici always there.‘