There have been lush rumours about Dejan Kulusebski’s future. However, for now, it looks like a full transfer to Tottenham Hotspur is more likely.
Transfer market pundit Fabrizio Romano tweeted on Saturday (16 June), “The negotiations between Tottenham and Juventus for Kulusebski are progressing well. The transfer fee is close to €30 million. Tottenham hope to keep Kulusebski with us next season.”
Kulusebski is a Swedish midfielder born in 2000. He played for Juventus after spells with Atalanta and Parma, scoring four goals and providing three assists in 35 appearances in the Italian Serie A in 2020-21. However, he fell out of favour in the first half of last season. He made 20 league appearances but only five starts.
It is against this backdrop that Tottenham have expressed an interest in Kulusebski. Antonio Conte, who took over midway through last season, was looking to bolster his squad for the second half of the season and brought Kulusebski in on loan in the January transfer window. The deal was for 18 months, with a compulsory buyout clause linked to individual performances and team results.
In the second half of last season, Kuluczewski was a liability for Tottenham. Playing alongside Son Heung-min and Harry Kane in the main attacking line, Kuluczewski scored five goals and provided eight assists in 18 English Premier League (EPL) games. His performances helped Tottenham finish fourth in the league and qualify for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in three years.
This season, he has also made the third most appearances of any striker. In league terms, Kuluszewski played 30 games (2079 minutes in total). He has nine attacking points from two goals and seven assists. He is tied for third with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (4 goals, 5 assists) and Ivan Perisic (1 goal, 8 assists) behind Kane (30 goals, 3 assists) and Son Heung-min (10 goals, 6 assists).
However, a combination of injuries and other setbacks have prevented him from matching the impact he had in the second half of last season, with just one goal and two assists in 20 league appearances in 2023. His involvement in scoring has decreased compared to the first half of the season, when he had one goal and five assists in 10 games.
Now that the season is over, he must decide where to live. Kulusebski’s loan deal ends this summer. Tottenham reportedly had the chance to sign Kulusebski last summer as well. However, they put off making a decision at the time because he was still under contract. 메이저사이트
With Conte and Fabio Paratici, who were both linked with a move for Kulusebski, having left the club, it was claimed that an outright transfer was unlikely. Kulusebski himself said: “I love Tottenham. But I have to talk to the club about my future. We’ll find out soon enough what their plans are.”
In the meantime, it has been suggested that the new Spurs boss, Postecoglou, may not push for a full transfer of Kulusebski. “Postecoglou is not convinced about Kulusebski,” said the UK’s 90min. For now, however, it seems that they are definitely pushing for a move.