Tottenham Hotspur signed Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus on an initial loan agreement in the January transfer window earlier this year, and it was seen as a gamble.
Under manager Massimiliano Allegri, the Sweden international was battling for regular starts, and some thought he would be a case of squandered talent if things continued in this way. Spurs provided him with an escape path.
And he took it magnificently. He has been an excellent addition to boss Antonio Conte’s club since joining us.
It takes more than goals and assists to adequately assess his value to this squad. The effect he made when he came on in the 2-1 loss to Liverpool and the 4-3 triumph over Leeds United earlier this month demonstrates how important he is down the right side.
However, some may overlook that the Spurs will not have Kulusevski with them next season. For that to happen, they must invoke the purchase provision in his contract.
Tottenham Hotspur want to recruit him permanently in the summer of 2023, according to Fabrizio Romano (4 November). He is thought to have a £30 million purchase clause in his contract, which Gabriel Agbonlahor considers a steal.
The former Aston Villa centre-forward tells FootballInsider exclusively:
“For Kuluesevski to sign a permanent contract for £30 million is one of the greatest pieces of business in recent years.” He’s a young, talented player who I believe Juventus has underestimated. That’s a fantastic deal for the Spurs; they need to finalise it and sign him permanently because he is the difference in that Spurs team.”
Kulusevski made his comeback from injury against the Reds at N17 before the World Cup break. Sweden isn’t in the tournament, so the former Parma player can utilise the break to get back into shape and provide us with more wonderful football in the final third.
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