West Ham target Djed Spence would be perfect for Everton

Djed Spence

West Ham United are showing keen interest in signing Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence in the summer transfer window, according to The Telegraph.

The Hammers are looking to sign a new defender this summer, and they have reportedly earmarked Spence as a potential option.

The 20-year-old is a player in demand, with Everton and Norwich City also vying for his signature.

Spence is an upcoming young talent who has already played 66 first-team games for Championship club Boro.

The youngster is primarily a right-back but played mostly as a wing-back last season.

He made 40 appearances for Boro, and it seems big Premier League clubs are ready to take a gamble on him.

The Hammers already have Vladimir Coufal and Ryan Fredericks at full-back, and going after another young right-back makes little sense.

David Moyes is keen to bolster that area, with Phil Bardsley emerging as a target to provide full-back cover on both flanks.

Spence would be a smart addition for Everton, who desperately want to sign a new right-back this summer.

The Toffees need to sign a long-term replacement for Seamus Coleman, who has agreed a new deal at the club. They need a young right-back to replace him eventually.

Jonjoe Kenny, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic, does not appear to be in Rafael Benitez’s first-team plans, and he could be offloaded this summer.

Signing a young, energetic and athletic right-back who has the potential to be a quality player makes sense for Everton.

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