Manchester City are reportedly expressing interest in a Tottenham player, Dejan Kulusevski, as per The Athletic.
Kulusevski, 20, has been promising for Juventus ever since he arrived at Turin with 9 goals and 6 assists in two seasons across competitions. The winger cum midfielder has been a vital cog in Juve’s 2021 Coppa Italia win netting the decisive goal in an intense 2-1 victory over Atlanta.
Having failed to sign him two years ago while in Inter Milan, Antonio Conte was indeed successful this time in his pursuit of the 20-year-old with Tottenham penning down an 18-month loan with Juventus for £8 million with an obligation to buy clause at £29 million, the source adds.
Kulusevski, who is likened to Kevin De Bruyne could be a valuable addition to Tottenham given their struggle in the midfield in recent times. The absence of their South Koren superstar Heung-Min Son only exacerbated things for the former Inter manager with Spurs slumping to three defeats in their previous five fixtures.
With that said, the role of Stockholm-born forward would be fascinating especially with concerns about where he’ll fit in Antonio Conte’s lineup. However, the source states that people close to the former Juventus winger believe he has the knack for adapting to new surroundings quickly.
Pep Guardiola seems to be a keen admirer of the Swedish forward and believes that Tottenham has certainly landed a gem in Kulusevski. Manchester City have been handed a huge transfer blow in the winter window with their top priority in Dusan Vlahovic opting on a permanent move to Juventus.
Kulusevski seems to be on Guardiola’s radar and a move for the Swedish winger may be on the cards provided he unlocks his true potential at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The 20-year-old was caught up in a tough period in recent times at the Bianconeri.
Under a manager who wanted him before and a Direct of football who has signed him priorly, it is safe to say that Kulusevski is in the right environment to thrive. A grueling test awaits the former Juventus forward on the English soil which may be vital for his future endeavors.
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