Tottenham Hotspur backed to complete £30m deal for Dejan Kulusevski
Tottenham Hotspur signing Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus on an initial loan deal in the January transfer window earlier this year, was seen as a signing that could go either way.
The Sweden international was struggling for regular starts under manager Massimiliano Allegri and some feared it could be a case of wasted potential if things continued in that manner. Spurs offered him an escape route.
And he took it in a sublime manner. Ever since signing for us, he has been a brilliant inclusion in manager Antonio Conte’s team.
You don’t need just goals and assists to fully measure his importance to this team. The impact he had when he came on in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool and the 4-3 win against Leeds United earlier this month shows how crucial he is down that right side.
But some may forget that Spurs don’t really have Kulusevski with them for the next season. They will have to exercise the buy clause in his contract for that to happen.
According to Fabrizio Romano (4 November), Tottenham have planned to sign him permanently in the summer of 2023. He is said to have a £30million buy clause in his contract, which, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor, is a bargain deal.
The former Aston Villa centre-forward exclusively told FootballInsider:
“For Kuluesevski to sign for £30million on a permanent deal is one of the best pieces of business in the last few years. He’s a young, quality player and I feel Juventus have undervalued him. That’s a great deal for Spurs, they need to get that over the line and get him signed permanently because he is the difference in that Spurs side.”
Kulusevski finally returned from his injury before the World Cup break against the Reds at N17. Sweden aren’t in the competition, which means the former Parma man can use this break to return to full fitness and bless us with more beautiful football in the final third.