Antonio Conte, Tottenham boss, who classify himself as the best coach in the EPL, house distance in self from the club latest signing as the official of club offer £20m to get Djed Spence to the squad.
He made it clear that he didn’t approved any signing of a player neither did he sanction the buying of the player, insisting that it was solely the club’s decision.
Spence was signed from Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, becoming Spurs’ sixth summer signing. The 21-year-old put pen to paper on a five-year deal, following the arrivals of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Clement Lenglet.
But Conte said it was not his decision to sign the right-back, who has three caps for the England U21s.
“Spence is an investment of the club,” Conte said.
“The club wanted to do it.
“I said ‘OK, this player is young but he showed he can become a good, important player for us’ [and] the club decided to buy him,” he concluded.