Several outlets are confirming that Tottenham Hotspur has come to an agreement with Juventus for the loan of Swedish attacker Dejan Kulusevski.
Tottenham Hotspur has had a difficult transfer window, missing out on the club’s two primary targets – Luis Diaz and Adama Traore – however, signs of a recovery are appearing and they start with the signing Kulusevski.
Details of Spurs signing still coming out
Actual details are still coming out with the idea that there is an option to buy in the deal that becomes mandatory if certain parameters are met. Those clauses are reported to be around Spurs reaching the Champions League and a set number of appearances for the Swede.
While Tottenham and Juventus have reached an agreement on fee/details, Dejan Kulusevski also agreed personal terms with Spurs. He’ll sign potential five-year deal in case mandatory buy clause will be triggered ⚪️🤝 #THFC
Kulusevski’s expected to fly to London in the next hours.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2022
Who is Tottenham signing Kulusevski?
Only 21 years old and already capped 20 times for the Swedish national team, Fabio Paratici thinks so highly of Kulusevski it’s the second time he has signed him. Paratici first signed the left-footed attacker a little over a year ago from Atalanta for Juventus.
Although Dejan was Atalanta property and came up in their academy, he only played three matches for the club at the senior level. He really caught the eye playing on loan at Parma. In his one season at Parma 2019/20, Kulusevski was a marvel for the Crusaders, finishing second on the team with 10 goals and first on the team with 8 assists.
With Parma Kulusevski played attacking midfielder, forward, and as an inverted right-winger. This versatility and a consistently precise end product earned him the move to Juventus. A change in the coaching staff at Juve since arriving saw his opportunities limited. He has yet to have the same kind of production he showed at Parma.
Of course, Kulusevski has not had the same kind of opportunity he had at Parma, making 21 of his 27 appearances this season as a substitute.
Even in limited minutes at Juve, Kulusevski creates nearly 3 shots per match and has averaged more than 4 per match across his career. He also has the eye for an incisive pass, as his eight assists two seasons ago at Parma exemplify.
Young, versatile, and experienced, Kulusevski adds immediate depth to the squad and has a decent ceiling. He is not the burner that Diaz or Traore would have been but he should be able to contribute to the push for the top four as a rotational player across the front.
Kulusevski alone does not make this a good window, but it is a step in the right direction as time begins to run out.