Spurs are looking into a possible deal for Juve player Dejan Kulusevski.
A little about the topic
Kulusevski struggled for regular playing time during the 2021-22 campaign, with Tottenham looking to sign him on an initial loan deal. The sporting director of PL Paratici knows the player from his time at Juve, with Conte looking to add to their squad before the January transfer window closes.
Tottenham are serious about Dejan’s move and are currently considering the terms of any transfer involving the Swede. The first contact between Tottenham and the Serie A side has taken place and Fabio Paratici has sanctioned a €35m deal that originally took him to Juve in 2020. Juventus are looking to offload the former Atalanta striker and would be open on loan until the summer, with the potential to make the transfer permanent.
The Allegri’s side still owes up to €44m to Atalanta if the various performance-related clauses are met, meaning selling a player who is not an indispensable member of the first squad would be welcome. Spurs were interested in landing Porto winger Luis Diaz, but Liverpool have now agreed a £37.5million deal with the Colombian.
This will likely see the North Londoners step up their attempts to land ahead, with Dejan Kulusevski fitting the profile. Adama Traore, who is undergoing a medical in Barcelona, is another Tottenham target that has slipped through the net.
Reputation of Dejan Kulusevski
The Swedish international has a reputation as one of the best young players in Europe, although he failed to impress Massimiliano Allegri during his time at Juventus. Dejan Kulusevski played for Sweden at Euro 2020, claiming two assists from two matches, but he was played in several positions and roles under Massimiliano and failed to hold onto another place in the starting XI.
A player whose main qualities include his direct running, ability to provoke defenders and his pace in attack, can operate in attacking midfield behind a central striker or on either wing. Dejan has also been linked with Milan and Arsenal, although it appears Spurs are now ahead of the queue and a move could occur before the end of the January transfer window.