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‘There has been far too much talk about it’ – Chris Wilder commented on the player’s move to Tottenham

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After lengthy negotiations, Djed Spence did arrive at Tottenham on Friday to undergo a medical.

Middlesbrough head coach Chris Wilder said the young Englishman’s transition was delayed because the Spurs were the only contenders for the defender’s services.

The transfer fee is rumored to be £12.5 million, with bonuses included potentially raising the price to £20 million.

The Middlesbrough boss commented on this decision to let the player go to the North London club.

“It’s a boost for everyone. There has been far too much talk about it, but these deals just don’t happen overnight. It’s a big number for a player that has not played for us.”

“He had a fabulous season [at Nottingham Forest], everyone knows that. Tottenham were the only show in town, so they could hang out, which they have done.”