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Former Hammers target seals move

Former West Ham target Djed Spence has joined Spurs, the club have confirmed.

The right-back has made the move from Middlesbrough to Tottenham after impressing while on loan at Nottingham Forest last season.

Spence played a key role in Forest winning promotion to the Premier League and was previously linked with a potential move to the Hammers.

ESPN reported earlier this week that there was interest from the Irons in striking a deal, along with Borussia Dortmund, Roma, Brentford and Forest, but he has now made the move to north London.

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An England U21 international, Spence has never played in the Premier League but has been a mainstay in the Championship, playing 102 times for both Middlesbrough and Forest, having come through the ranks at Fulham.

The Hammers are currently focused on doing a deal for a new striker, with Armando Broja at Chelsea the priority target, and there is also an offer on the table for Jesse Lingard to return to the club.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.