Leeds United have confirmed the loan signing of Djed Spence from Tottenham Hotspur, adding further quality to Daniel Farke’s defensive options.
The full-back becomes the latest arrival at the club over the summer transfer window and we’ve got 10 facts to help you get to know him further.
• When Djed makes his debut for the Whites, he will have played alongside fellow defender Joe Rodon at his last three clubs, Spurs, Leeds and Rennes in France
• The defender is 1.84m tall, which equates to 6ft 0’
• Spence has an older sister who is an actress, Karla-Simone has appeared on our screens in films and programmes such as Blue Story, The Confessions of Frannie Langton and Gold Digger
• When last playing at Sky Bet Championship level, Spence was one of the stand-out players in the Nottingham Forest side which achieved promotion by the play-offs at Wembley in 2021/22
• During the promotion winning season with Forest, the now 23-year-old was voted into the EFL and PFA ‘Team of the Season’
• Spence has also played alongside Charlie Cresswell previously, with England Under-21s, for whom he now has six caps for
• The defender played in the Europa League last season when on loan at Rennes, making two appearances, both against Shakhtar Donetsk
• March 2022 was a great month for Spence, he won three awards after some superb displays, which were EFL ‘Championship Player of the Month’, ‘Goal of the Month’ for his strike against QPR, and also added ‘Young player of the Month’ to complete the hat-trick
• Djed’s birth date is August 9th and he shares it with some celebrity names, such as Whitney Houston and Anna Kendrick
• Spence’s first professional goal came playing for Middlesbrough against Huddersfield Town in the 2019/20 season, with a left-footed strike