Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur to pay €35m to make Dejan Kulusevski’s loan deal permanent
Tottenham Hotspur are set to make Sweden international Dejan Kulusevski’s loan deal permanent. That’s according to Italian publication Calcio Mercato (h/t Football. London).
Spurs will pay a fee of around €35million to make the move permanent, provided certain clauses in the loan agreements are met.
Kulusevski joined the north London club on loan from Juventus in January earlier this year. His loan deal is due to expire next summer but it looks like he won’t be returning to Turin.
It’s hardly surprising that the club are considering such a move. The 22-year-old has been one of the best players at the club since joining them.
The winger played a pivotal role in helping his team secure Champions League football last season. He formed a deadly partnership with Harry Kane scoring five goals and assisting eight more in 18 Premier League games.
Antonio Conte’s trusted player, the Swedish international has also continued this good form this season. The winger has scored one and assisted three more in seven league appearances so far.
Kulusevski was injured during the international break and is currently out. The 22-year-old hasn’t featured for the club in games against Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt and will miss the game against Brighton & Hove Albion later tonight.
A fan favourite, the Spurs faithful will be happy to hear about the deal as he has become a crucial part of our starting XI. Bryan Gil got minutes in Kulusevski’s absence but the winger is yet to impress. Conte hopes the 22-year-old can return to the national team as soon as possible.
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The game against the Seagulls gives Richy another chance to claim the starting spot on Conte’s team. However, Kulusevski is unlikely to be sidelined in this way, especially given Conte’s guilt after dropping him to the bench for three straight games this season.